CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2014-0578

Improper Access Control

Published: Jul 09, 2015 | Modified: Sep 22, 2017
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
5 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
RedHat/V2
4.3 MODERATE
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.302 and 14.x through 18.x before 18.0.0.203 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.481 on Linux, Adobe AIR before 18.0.0.180, Adobe AIR SDK before 18.0.0.180, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before 18.0.0.180 allow remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-3115, CVE-2015-3116, CVE-2015-3125, and CVE-2015-5116.

Weakness

The software does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary RedHat flash-plugin-0:11.2.202.481-1.el5 *
Supplementary for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 RedHat flash-plugin-0:11.2.202.481-1.el6_6 *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu devel *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu precise *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu trusty *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu upstream *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu utopic *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu vivid *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu devel *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu precise *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu trusty *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu upstream *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu utopic *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu vivid *

Extended Description

Access control involves the use of several protection mechanisms such as:

When any mechanism is not applied or otherwise fails, attackers can compromise the security of the software by gaining privileges, reading sensitive information, executing commands, evading detection, etc. There are two distinct behaviors that can introduce access control weaknesses:

Potential Mitigations

  • Compartmentalize the system to have “safe” areas where trust boundaries can be unambiguously drawn. Do not allow sensitive data to go outside of the trust boundary and always be careful when interfacing with a compartment outside of the safe area.
  • Ensure that appropriate compartmentalization is built into the system design, and the compartmentalization allows for and reinforces privilege separation functionality. Architects and designers should rely on the principle of least privilege to decide the appropriate time to use privileges and the time to drop privileges.

References