ID CVE-2006-4640
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player before 9.0.16.0 allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass the allowScriptAccess protection via unspecified vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:-:basic
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:-:basic
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:8:-:pro
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:8:-:pro
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:8.0.24.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:mx_2004
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:mx_2004
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 14-09-2006 - 14:10)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id FLASH_PLAYER_9.NASL
    description According to its version number, the instance of Flash Player on the remote Windows host is affected by arbitrary code execution and denial of service issues. By convincing a user to visit a site with a specially crafted SWF file, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the affected host or cause the web browser to crash.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 22056
    published 2006-07-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22056
    title Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB06-11)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_FLASH-PLAYER-2072.NASL
    description Multiple input validation errors have been identified in Flash Player that could lead to the potential execution of arbitrary code. These vulnerabilities could be accessed through content delivered from a remote location via the user's web browser, email client, or other applications that include or reference the Flash Player. (CVE-2006-3311, CVE-2006-3587, CVE-2006-3588) These updates include changes to prevent circumvention of the 'allowScriptAccess' option. (CVE-2006-4640)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 27219
    published 2007-10-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27219
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : flash-player (flash-player-2072)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_10_4_8.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.4.x that is prior to 10.4.8. Mac OS X 10.4.8 contains several security fixes for the following programs : - CFNetwork - Flash Player - ImageIO - Kernel - LoginWindow - Preferences - QuickDraw Manager - SASL - WebCore - Workgroup Manager
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 22476
    published 2006-09-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22476
    title Mac OS X 10.4.x < 10.4.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_7C75D48C429B11DBAFAE000C6EC775D9.NASL
    description Adobe reports : Multiple input validation errors have been identified in Flash Player 8.0.24.0 and earlier versions that could lead to the potential execution of arbitrary code. These vulnerabilities could be accessed through content delivered from a remote location via the user?s web browser, email client, or other applications that include or reference the Flash Player. (CVE-2006-3311, CVE-2006-3587, CVE-2006-3588) These updates include changes to prevent circumvention of the 'allowScriptAccess' option. (CVE-2006-4640)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-21
    plugin id 22341
    published 2006-09-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22341
    title FreeBSD : linux-flashplugin7 -- arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities (7c75d48c-429b-11db-afae-000c6ec775d9)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_FLASH-PLAYER-2065.NASL
    description Multiple input validation errors have been identified in Flash Player that could lead to the potential execution of arbitrary code. These vulnerabilities could be accessed through content delivered from a remote location via the user's web browser, email client, or other applications that include or reference the Flash Player. (CVE-2006-3311 / CVE-2006-3587 / CVE-2006-3588) These updates include changes to prevent circumvention of the 'allowScriptAccess' option. (CVE-2006-4640)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 29432
    published 2007-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29432
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : flash-player (ZYPP Patch Number 2065)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_SECUPD2006-006.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.3 which does not have the security update 2006-006 applied. Security Update 2006-006 contains several security fixes for the following programs : - CFNetwork - Flash Player - QuickDraw Manager - SASL - WebCore
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 22479
    published 2006-09-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22479
    title Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2006-006)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0674.NASL
    description An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes security issues is now available. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The flash-plugin package contains a Firefox-compatible Adobe Flash Player browser plug-in. Security issues were discovered in the Adobe Flash Player. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious Adobe Flash file. (CVE-2006-3311, CVE-2006-3587, CVE-2006-3588) Users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package, which contains version 7.0.68 and is not vulnerable to this issue. Red Hat would like to thank Adobe for notifying us of these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-13
    plugin id 63833
    published 2013-01-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63833
    title RHEL 3 / 4 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2006:0674)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-15T04:00:29.895-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Robert L. Hollis
    organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Gideon Technologies, Inc.
  • name Brian Stull
    organization SAINT Corporation
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:754
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP1 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:480
description Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player before 9.0.16.0 allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass the allowScriptAccess protection via unspecified vectors.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:709
status accepted
submitted 2006-11-15T12:28:05
title Adobe Flash Player allowScriptAccess protection bypass vulnerability
version 56
refmap via4
apple APPLE-SA-2006-09-29
bid 19980
cert
  • TA06-275A
  • TA06-318A
cert-vn VU#168372
confirm http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-11.html
ms MS06-069
osvdb 28734
secunia
  • 21865
  • 22054
  • 22187
  • 22882
suse SUSE-SA:2006:053
vupen
  • ADV-2006-3573
  • ADV-2006-3577
  • ADV-2006-3852
  • ADV-2006-4507
xf flashplayer-allowscriptacces-security-bypass(28887)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 21:41
Published 12-09-2006 - 19:07
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:41
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