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Security Update Available for Adobe Flash Player (APSB12-09)

by Carol~ Moderator / May 4, 2012 2:23 AM PDT
Release date: May 4, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-09

Priority: See ratings below

CVE number: CVE-2012-0779

Platform: All Platforms

Summary:
Adobe released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.8 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address an object confusion vulnerability (CVE-2012-0779) that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

There are reports that the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious file delivered in an email message. The exploit targets Flash Player on Internet Explorer for Windows only.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235. Flash Player installed with Google Chrome was updated automatically, so no user action is required. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.8 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.9.

Affected software versions:
• Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
• Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.8 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x

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 and did not choose to receive updates silently (Windows users only at this time), 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.

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

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux update to the newest version 11.2.202.235 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users of Flash Player 11.2.x who have selected the silent update option will receive the update automatically. Windows users who do not have the silent update option enabled and users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.x or later for Macintosh can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted. Flash Player installed with Google Chrome was updated automatically, so no user action is required.

For users who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.235, Adobe has developed a patched version of Flash Player 10.x, Flash Player 10.3.183.19, which can be downloaded here.

Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8 by browsing to Google play* on an Android device. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.8 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.9 by browsing to Google play* on an Android device.

*This security bulletin will be updated with the link to Google play as soon as the Flash Player for Android updates become available later today.

Priority and Severity ratings:
Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installations to the newest versions:

Adobe Flash Player: 11.2.202.235 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux rated Priority 1
Adobe Flash Player: 11.1.115.8 for Android 4.x, 3.x and 2.x rated Priority 2

These updates address a critical vulnerability in the software.

For further details : http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-09.html
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