ESB-2018.3555 - [Win][Mac] Adobe Flash Player: Access confidential data - Remote with user interaction 2018-11-14

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2018.3555
                Security updates available for Flash Player
                             14 November 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Flash Player
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   Mac OS
                   Chrome OS
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-15978  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-39.html

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Security updates available for Flash Player | APSB18-39
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|Bulletin ID            |Date Published                     |Priority         |
|-----------------------+-----------------------------------+-----------------|
|APSB18-39              |November 13, 2018                  | 2               |
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Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS,
Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address an important vulnerability in Adobe
Flash Player 31.0.0.122 and earlier versions.  Successful exploitation could
lead to information disclosure.

Affected Product Versions

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|Product                             |Version           |Platform             |
|------------------------------------+------------------+---------------------|
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime  |31.0.0.122 and    |Windows, macOS and   |
|                                    |earlier versions  |Linux                |
|------------------------------------+------------------+---------------------|
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome|31.0.0.122 and    |Windows, macOS, Linux|
|                                    |earlier versions  |and Chrome OS        |
|------------------------------------+------------------+---------------------|
|Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft    |31.0.0.122 and    |Windows 10 and 8.1   |
|Edge and Internet Explorer 11       |earlier versions  |                     |
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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 categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and
recommends users update their installation to the latest version:

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|Product             |Version   |Platform     |Priority|Availability          |
|--------------------+----------+-------------+--------+----------------------|
|                    |          |             |        |Flash Player Download |
|Adobe Flash Player  |          |Windows,     |        |Center                |
|Desktop Runtime     |31.0.0.148|macOS        |2       |                      |
|                    |          |             |        |Flash Player          |
|                    |          |             |        |Distribution          |
|--------------------+----------+-------------+--------+----------------------|
|                    |          |Windows,     |        |                      |
|Adobe Flash Player  |31.0.0.148|macOS, Linux,|2       |Google Chrome Releases|
|for Google Chrome   |          |and Chrome   |        |                      |
|                    |          |OS           |        |                      |
|--------------------+----------+-------------+--------+----------------------|
|Adobe Flash Player  |          |             |        |                      |
|for Microsoft Edge  |31.0.0.148|Windows 10   |2       |Microsoft Security    |
|and Internet        |          |and 8.1      |        |Advisory              |
|Explorer 11         |          |             |        |                      |
|--------------------+----------+-------------+--------+----------------------|
|Adobe Flash Player  |31.0.0.148|Linux        |3       |Flash Player Download |
|Desktop Runtime     |          |             |        |Center                |
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Note:

  * Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime
    for Windows, macOS and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.148 via
    the update mechanism within the product [1] or by visiting the Adobe Flash
    Player Download Center.
  * Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be
    automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will
    include Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.148 for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome
    OS.
  * Adobe Flash Player installed with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11
    for Windows 10 and 8.1 will be automatically updated to the latest version,
    which will include Adobe Flash Player 31.0.0.148.
  * Please visit the Flash Player Help page for assistance in installing Flash
    Player.

[1] Users 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.

Vulnerability details

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|Vulnerability Category  |Vulnerability Impact    |Severity  |CVE Number      |
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|Out-of-bounds Read      |Information Disclosure  |Important |CVE-2018-15978  |
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Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank @j00sean for notifying us of this issue and for
working with Adobe to help protect our customers.

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