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Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player (APSB13-09)

by Carol~ Forum moderator / March 12, 2013 3:04 AM PDT
Release date: March 12, 2013

Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-09

Priority: See Bulletin

CVE number: CVE-2013-0646, CVE-2013-0650, CVE-2013-1371, CVE-2013-1375

Platform: All Platforms

Summary:

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.273 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.47 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.43 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180.

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.273 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.275.

• Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

• Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 for Windows.

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.47 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.48.

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.43 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.44.

• Users of Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 SDK and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090 SDK.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.599 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090 SDK & Compiler.

Affected software versions:

• Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
• Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.273 and earlier versions for Linux
• Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.47 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
• Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.43 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
• Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Android
• Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 SDK and earlier versions
• Adobe AIR 3.6.0.599 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player for Android, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player x.x.

To verify the version of Adobe AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.

Solution:

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:

• Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to the newest version 11.6.602.180 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later for Windows, or Flash Player 11.3.x or later for Macintosh, who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. Users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.

• Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.273 and earlier versions for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.275 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

• For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.67 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.6.602.180, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.68, which can be downloaded here.

• For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.67 and earlier versions for Linux, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.275, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.68, which can be downloaded here.

• Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

• Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 for Windows.

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.47 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.48*.
* Note: Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.43 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.44*.
* Note: Applicable only for Android 3.x devices and earlier with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.

• Users of Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 SDK and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090 SDK.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.599 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090 SDK & Compiler.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.6.0.6090 by browsing to Google play or the Amazon Marketplace on an Android device.

See the bulletin for additional details:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-09.html

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Downloads:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Flash Player Uninstaller:
http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe
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