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Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow For Remote Code Execution
Posted: August 23, 2012, 10:04 am
Last Updated: November 4, 2012, 8:41 am

 

South Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center

 

SC INFORMATION SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER BULLETIN

 

DATE ISSUED:        8/21/2012

                                               

SUBJECT:     Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow For Remote Code Execution

           

OVERVIEW:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe Flash Player is a widely distributed multimedia and application player used to enhance the user experience when visiting web pages or reading email messages. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

Adobe Flash Player is prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

 

An unspecified memory corruption vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player that could allow remote code execution. (CVE-2012-4163, CVE-2012-4164, CVE-2012-4165, CVE-2012-4166).

 

An unspecified integer overflow vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player that could allow remote code execution (CVE-2012-4167).

 

An unspecified cross-domain information leak vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player (CVE-2012-4168).

 

Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

 

 SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

 

·         Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems

·         Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.11 and earlier versions for Android 4.x

·         Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.10 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x

·         Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3670 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

·         Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3690 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) and earlier versions

·         Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3650 and earlier versions for Android

 

RISK:

Government:

Large and medium government entities: High

Small government entities: High

 

Businesses:

Large and medium business entities: High

Small business entities: High

 

Home users: High

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:

  • Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.236 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.11 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.10 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.16.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3670 for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3690 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3650 and earlier versions for Android should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Do not open email attachments from unknown or un-trusted sources.

 

REFERENCES

Adobe:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-19.html

 

CVE:

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4163

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4164

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4165

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4166

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4167

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4168

                                                                                                                        

Please feel free to contact the SC ISAC if you have any questions or need any additional information.

 

The SC ISAC will provide amplifying information as it becomes available.

 

SC-ISAC Contact Information

 

Email: SC-ISAC@cio.sc.gov

SC ISAC Security Line: 803-896-1650

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Fax: +1 803-896-0375

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