Republish hackers vulnerability in Flash




There is disclosed a vulnerability in Flash again discovered by the Hacking Team. It is the second vulnerability that is published on the Internet in no time. It involves running a zero-day vulnerability, so users probably risk.

An Indian hacker reported the discovery on Twitter and published vulnerability on Pastebin. Those interested in the details need to download a zip file. Whether and to what extent the conscious bug is misused in practice by attackers is not known. It is clear that Flash users on Windows, Linux and OS X at risk.

Adobe on its website announced that it knows of the flaw in its software. It is expected that next week released a patch for Flash. Even the software maker defines the published vulnerability as “critical vulnerability”.

It is the second published in Flash zero-day vulnerability that was published in a short time. The first came earlier this week, but was quickly patched by Adobe. This bug could be found in three-exploit kits, with the names Angler, Neutrino and Nuclear. Buyers of these kits can inject malware without much difficulty in the PCs of others. It is therefore likely that this leak have been actively exploited.

Both the first and the second bug comes from the inventory of the Hacking Team. This organization looks for exploits in software and then build kits hack around it. Who then sell it to others, eg governments. The company is therefore long been under attack, partly because it does business with dubious regimes. The exploits found by the Hacking Team have come out since the organization itself was hacked , with 400GB of files were captured.

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