South Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center
SC INFORMATION SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER BULLETIN
DATE ISSUED: 4/9/2013
SUBJECT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Multiple security updates have been released for Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR are widely distributed multimedia and application players used to enhance the user experience when visiting web pages or reading email messages. Adobe Flash Player is prone to seventeen vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution or information disclosure.
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.
Adobe Flash Player and AIR are prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution. The update provided by Adobe resolves the following:
- An integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution
- A memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution
- A memory corruption vulnerability caused by Flash Player improperly initializing certain pointer arrays, which could lead to code execution
Attackers can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.
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.
· Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
· Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1995 and earlier versions for Linux
· Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
· Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
· Adobe AIR 220.127.116.1190 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Android
· Adobe AIR 18.104.22.16890 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions
Large and medium government entities: High
Small government entities: High
Large and medium business entities: High
Small business entities: High
Home users: High
We recommend the following actions be taken:
· Update Adobe Flash Player on vulnerable systems immediately after testing.
· Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169.
· Users of Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.1245 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1990.
· 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.
· Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by attachments and hypertext links contained in emails especially from un-trusted sources.
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.
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