Exploit:SWF/CVE-2014-0515

Threat description

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Exploit
Platform: SWF

Summary

Exploit:SWF/CVE-2014-0515 is an exploit for the CVE-2014-8439 vulnerability found in unpatched versions of Adobe Flash Player.



Removal

Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

Vulnerability Protection

Vulnerabilities leveraged by exploits are usually application or platform specific; in other words, a specific program (or even a specific version of a particular program) must be installed on the machine in order for the exploit to be effective.

To prevent exploitation of such vulnerabilities, please refer to the application vendor for the latest updates and additional advice. More information is also available in AD20141102: Security update available for Adobe Flash Player.



Technical Details

Exploit:SWF/CVE-2014-0515 is known to be in use by multiple exploit kits to target users with installations of unpatched and vulnerable Adobe Flash Player (Windows, Mac and Linux) on their devices.

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