Date: 21 September 2010
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities
21 September 2010
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions
Adobe Flash Player 10.1.92.10 for Android
Other Adobe products that support Flash may also be vulnerable
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
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National Cyber Alert System
Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-263A
Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities
Original release date: September 20, 2010
Last revised: --
* Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions
* Adobe Flash Player 10.1.92.10 for Android
* Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier 9.x versions
Other Adobe products that support Flash may also be vulnerable.
According to Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-22 there are
vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash. These vulnerabilities affect Flash
Player, Reader, and possibly other products that support Flash. A
remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-22 describes vulnerabilities in
Adobe Flash that affect Flash Player. These vulnerabilities may
also affect other products that independently support Flash, such
as Adobe Reader, Acrobat, Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom, Freehand
MX, and Fireworks.
An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a
user to open specially crafted Flash content. Flash content is
commonly hosted on a web page, but it can also be embedded in a PDF
and other documents or provided as a stand-alone file.
If a user opens specially crafted Flash content, a remote attacker
may be able to execute arbitrary code.
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-22 recommends updating to Flash
Player 10.1.85.3 for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Solaris and Flash
Player 10.1.95.1 for Android. However, products like Adobe Reader
with embedded Flash will require their own security updates.
To reduce your exposure to these and other Flash vulnerabilities,
consider the following mitigation technique.
Disable Flash in your web browser
Uninstall Flash or restrict which sites are allowed to run Flash.
To the extent possible, only run trusted Flash content on trusted
domains. For more information, see Securing Your Web Browser.
Additional workarounds are available in US-CERT Vulnerability Note
* Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-22 -
* US-CERT Vulnerability Report VU#275289 -
* Securing Your Web Browser -
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Produced 2010 by US-CERT, a government organization.
September 20, 2010: Initial release
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