CVE-2016-3977

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CVE-2016-3977 is a vulnerability that affects the Adobe Flash Player. This flaw can allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service attack by exploiting a use-after-free vulnerability in the software. Use-after-free vulnerabilities occur when an application tries to access memory after it has been freed, which can result in a crash or other unpredictable behavior. The vulnerability was first discovered and reported to Adobe in April 2016 by researchers at Tencent's Xuanwu Lab. Adobe released a security update for Flash Player on June 14, 2016, which addressed the vulnerability. However, the vulnerability was actively exploited in the wild before the patch was released, which led to a number of high-profile attacks. One of the most notable attacks that leveraged CVE-2016-3977 was the PawnStorm cyber espionage campaign, which targeted government agencies, military organizations, and media outlets in multiple countries. The group behind PawnStorm used the vulnerability to deliver a zero-day exploit via a spear-phishing email that contained a malicious Word document. Once the victim opened the document, the exploit would trigger and download additional malware onto the victim's computer. This attack demonstrates how a single vulnerability can be leveraged to carry out sophisticated attacks with wide-ranging impact.
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SUSE update for giflib