Use-after-free vulnerability in the ByteArray class in the ActionScript 3 (AS3) implementation in Adobe Flash Player 13.x through and 14.x through on Windows and OS X and 11.x through on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted Flash content that overrides a valueOf function, as exploited in the wild in July 2015.
Published 2015-07-08 14:59:06
Updated 2017-01-20 02:59:03
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Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory CorruptionExecute codeDenial of service

CVE-2015-5119 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Vulnerability
CISA required action:
The impacted product is end-of-life and should be disconnected if still in use.
CISA description:
A use-after-free vulnerability exists within the ActionScript 3 ByteArray class in Adobe Flash Player that allows an attacker to perform remote code execution.
Added on 2022-03-03 Action due date 2022-03-24

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-5119

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 100 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2015-5119

  • Adobe Flash Player ByteArray Use After Free
    Disclosure Date: 2015-07-06
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits an use after free on Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability, discovered by Hacking Team and made public as part of the July 2015 data leak, was described as an Use After Free while handling ByteArray objects. This module has been tested successful

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-5119

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CWE ids for CVE-2015-5119

References for CVE-2015-5119

Products affected by CVE-2015-5119

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