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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow For Remote Code Execution
Posted: February 13, 2013, 2:31 pm
Last Updated: May 22, 2013, 1:11 pm

South Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center

 

SC INFORMATION SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER BULLETIN

 

DATE ISSUED:        2/12/2013

                                               

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

 

OVERVIEW:

 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player and AIR 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.

 

It should be noted that these vulnerabilities are currently being exploited via various phishing campaigns. 

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

Adobe Flash Player and AIR are prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution. Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. 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.

 

CVE-2013-0633 - This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick the users into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content. The exploit targets the ActiveX version of Flash Player on Windows.

 

CVE-2013-0634 - This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in attacks delivered via malicious Flash (SWF) content hosted on websites that target Flash Player in Firefox or Safari on the Macintosh platform, as well as attacks designed to trick Windows users into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content.

 

 

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x

 

UPDATED SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

 

  • Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier versions
  • Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK and earlier versions

 

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 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.32.
  • 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 untrusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
  • Do not open email attachments from unknown or untrusted sources.

 

 

REFERENCES:

 

Adobe:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-04.html

 

SecurityFocus:

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/57787

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/57788

 

CVE:

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0633 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0634

 

 

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

24-hour hotline: +1 803-896-0001

Fax: +1 803-896-0375

 

Postal address:

 

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Columbia S.C. 29210

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