Fortinet Discovers Adobe Flash Player Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player.
FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Adobe.Flash.Player.NPSWF32.dll.Tag.Parsing.Memory.Corruption [previous name: FG-VD-12-016-Adobe]
May 31, 2012
Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.
The vulnerability can be triggered when opening a maliciously crafted swf file containing a malformed field. It could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.
Xu Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.