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Zerodium Offers $100,000 for Flash Zero-Day Exploit that Bypasses Mitigations

Zerodium Offers $100,000 for Flash Zero-Day Exploit that Bypasses Mitigations

January 05, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A well-known company popular for buying and selling zero-day vulnerabilities is now offering up to $100,000 for providing a working zero-day exploit for bypassing the Flash Player's Heap Isolation mitigation . Few months back, Adobe deployed Heap Isolation in Flash version 18.0.0209 with an aim at making the Use-After-Free (UAF) vulnerabilities more difficult for cybercriminals to exploit. Zerodium is a startup by the infamous French-based company Vupen that Buys and Sells zero-day exploits and vulnerabilities. Zerodium, which describes itself as " the premium zero-day acquisition platform ," recently paid $1 Million bounty to a hacker for submitting a remote browser-based iOS 9.1/9.2b Jailbreak (untethered) Exploit. What is "Isolated Heap" Mitigation Technique? The use-after-free vulnerability is a type of memory corruption flaw that can be exploited by Hackers to execute arbitrary code or even allows full remote code execution capab
Recently Patched Adobe Flash Versions Hit by Another Zero-day Exploit

Recently Patched Adobe Flash Versions Hit by Another Zero-day Exploit

October 14, 2015Mohit Kumar
Does Adobe Flash , the standard that animated the early Web, needs to Die? Unfortunately, Yes. Despite Adobe’s best efforts, Flash is not safe anymore for Internet security, as a recent zero-day Flash exploit has been identified. Just Yesterday Adobe released its monthly patch update that addressed a total of 69 critical vulnerabilities in Reader, Acrobat, including 13 critical patches for Flash Player. Now today, Security researchers have disclosed a new zero-day vulnerability in fully patched versions of Adobe Flash, which is currently being exploited in the wild by a Russian state-sponsored hacking groups, named “ Pawn Storm ”. NO Patch For Latest Flash Exploit That means, even users with an entirely up-to-date installation ( versions 19.0.0.185 and 19.0.0.207 ) of the Flash software are also vulnerable to the latest zero-day exploit. Luckily, for the time being, this exploit is only being used against Government agencies and several foreign affairs
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