Release date: August 9, 2011
Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-21
Platform: All platforms

Summary:

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions for Android. These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.5. Users of Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions should update to Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.186.3. Users of Adobe AIR 2.7 for Windows and Macintosh, should update to 2.7.1 and users of AIR 2.7 for Android should update to Adobe AIR 2.7.1.1961.

Note: Adobe is not aware of any exploits 'in the wild' for the issues addressed in this update.

Affected software versions:

• Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems
• Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions for Android
• Adobe AIR 2.7 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, and Android

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 10.x.

Solution:

Adobe recommends all users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris upgrade to the newest version 10.3.183.5 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users and users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.16 or later for Macintosh can install the update via the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted.

Users of Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions should update to Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.186.3 by downloading it from the Android Marketplace by browsing to it on a mobile phone.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 2.7 for Windows and Macintosh, should update to Adobe AIR 2.7.1 and users of Adobe AIR 2.7 for Android should update to Adobe AIR 2.7.1.1961 from the Android Marketplace by browsing to it on a mobile phone.

Details:

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions for Android. These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.5. Users of Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions should update to Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.186.3. Users of Adobe AIR 2.7 for Windows and Macintosh, should update to 2.7.1 and users of AIR 2.7 for Android should update to Adobe AIR 2.7.1.1961.

For Further Details: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-21.html