24th January 2015, 09:54 #1
Unpatched Vulnerability (0-day) in Adobe Flash Player is being exploited by Malware !
"Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player
Release date: January 22, 2015
Vulnerability identifier: APSA15-01
CVE number: CVE-2015-0311
Platform: All Platforms
A critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-0311) exists in Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.1687 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
We are aware of reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild via drive-by-download attacks against systems running Internet Explorer and Firefox on Windows 8 and below.
Adobe expects to have a patch available for CVE-2015-0311 during the week of January 26.
Affected software version
- Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.1247 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1992 and earlier 13.x versions
- Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.528 and earlier versions for Linux
To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page,
or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu.
If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.
Adobe categorizes this as a critical vulnerability.
More info about the vulnerability from Kafeine who detected it: Malware don't need Coffee: Unpatched Vulnerability (0day) in Flash Player is being exploited by Angler EK
Be careful if you need to view videos or if you allow javasript to run in your browser.
Remember, ads can be dangerous.....
Noscript for Pale Moon / Firefox is always recommended: https://noscript.net/
And running the browser in a sandbox is also a good idea: http://www.sandboxie.com/
Last edited by hackerman1; 24th January 2015 at 10:10.