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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Posted: April 11, 2013, 10:48 am
Last Updated: August 12, 2013, 2:43 pm

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

OVERVIEW:

 

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.

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

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.

 

SYSTEM AFFECTED:

·         Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

·         Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.275 and earlier versions for Linux

·         Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.48 and earlier versions for Android 4.x

·         Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.44 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x

·         Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Android

·         Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090 SDK & Compiler 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:

 

·         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 11.2.202.275 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.280.

·       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.

 

REFERENCES:

 

Adobe:

 

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-11.html

 

Security Focus:

 

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/58947

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/58949

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/58951

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/58952

 

 

 

CVE:

 

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1378

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1379

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1380

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2555

 

 

 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:

 

SC-ISAC

DSIT Budget and Control Board

4430 Broad River Road

Columbia S.C. 29210

SC-ISAC is available via hotline 08:00-17:00 EST (GMT-5)/ EDT (GMT-4)

Monday through Friday

 

Using Encryption

 

We strongly urge you to encrypt sensitive information sent by email. Our

public PGP key is available from:

 

https://sc-isac.sc.gov/public.key

 

NO WARRANTY

 

Any material furnished by SC-ISAC is furnished on an "as is" basis.

 

SC-ISAC makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied as to

any matter including, but not limited to, warranty of fitness for a particular

purpose or merchantability, exclusivity or results obtained from use of the

material. SC-ISAC does not make any warranty of any kind with respect to

freedom from patent, trademark, or copyright infringement.

 

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