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ESB-2013.0289 - ALERT [Win][Linux][OSX] Flash Player: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 27 February 2013
References: ESB-2013.0291  ESB-2013.1272  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2013.0289
             Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player
                             27 February 2013

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Flash Player
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   OS X
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-0648 CVE-2013-0643 CVE-2013-0504

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-08.html

Comment: Adobe has stated that they have received reports of two of these 
         vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

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Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: February 26, 2013

Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-08

Priority: See table below

CVE number: CVE-2013-0504, CVE-2013-0643, CVE-2013-0648

Platform: All platforms

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and 
earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier 
versions for Macintosh, and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.270 and earlier 
versions for Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a 
crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected 
system.

Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2013-0643 and CVE-2013-0648 are being 
exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick the user into 
clicking a link which directs to a website serving malicious Flash (SWF) 
content. The exploit for CVE-2013-0643 and CVE-2013-0648 is designed to target
the Firefox browser.

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

* Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and earlier versions for Windows and
Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier versions for Macintosh should 
update to Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171.

* Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.270 and earlier versions for Linux should
update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.273.

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

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

Affected software versions

* Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and earlier versions for Windows
* Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier versions for Macintosh
* Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.270 and earlier versions for Linux

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. 

Solution

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

* Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and earlier versions
for Windows and Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier versions for 
Macintosh, update to the newest version 11.6.602.171 by downloading it from 
the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later
for Windows, and users of 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.

* For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.63 and earlier versions for Windows and 
Flash Player 10.3.183.61 and earlier versions for Macintosh, who cannot update
to Flash Player 11.6.602.171, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player
10.3.183.67, which can be downloaded here.

* Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.270 and earlier versions
for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.273 by downloading it from the
Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

* For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.61 and earlier versions for Linux, who 
cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.273, Adobe has made available the 
update Flash Player 10.3.183.67, which can be downloaded here.

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

* Adobe Flash Player 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 11.6.602.171 for Windows.

Priority and severity ratings

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

Product 		Updated version Platform 	Priority rating

Adobe Flash Player 	11.6.602.171    Windows and	1 
					Macintosh
		 	11.2.202.273 	Linux 		3

These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and 
earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier 
versions for Macintosh, and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.270 and earlier 
versions for Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a 
crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected 
system.

Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2013-0643 and CVE-2013-0648 are being 
exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick the user into 
clicking a link which directs to a website serving malicious Flash (SWF) 
content. The exploit for CVE-2013-0643 and CVE-2013-0648 is designed to target
the Firefox browser.

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

* Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and earlier versions for Windows and
Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier versions for Macintosh should 
update to Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171.

* Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.270 and earlier versions for Linux should
update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.273.

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

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

This update resolves a permissions issue with the Flash Player Firefox 
sandbox (CVE-2013-0643).

This update resolves a vulnerability in the ExternalInterface ActionScript 
feature, which can be exploited to execute malicious code (CVE-2013-0648).

This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability in a Flash Player broker
service, which can be used to execute malicious code (CVE-2013-0504). 

Affected software 		   		Recommended 	Availability
				   		player update 	

Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and earlier versions	11.6.602.171 	Flash Player
for Windows 							Download Center

Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier versions	11.6.602.171	Flash Player 
for Macintosh		 					Download Center

Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and earlier versions	11.6.602.171	Flash Player
for Windows - network distribution				Licensing

Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier versions	11.6.602.171 	Flash Player
for Macintosh - network distribution				Licensing

Flash Player 11.2.202.270 and earlier 		11.2.202.273	Flash Player
for Linux							Download Center

Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier for 	11.6.602.171 	Google Chrome
Chrome users (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)			Releases 

Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier in 	11.6.602.171	Microsoft
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 				Security Advisory
 

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank Mark Yason of IBM X-Force (CVE-2013-0504) for his 
report and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.

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