Xerox has released a security bulletin and updated software to address the Adobe Flash Player flash content processing cross-site scripting vulnerability.
Adobe Flash Player contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient user-input sanitization performed by the affected software.? An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a malicious web page and follow a crafted link.? When processed, the web page could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary script code in the security context of the affected site or the affected webmail service.
Adobe has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
The following Adobe products are vulnerable:
Flash Player versions 10.3.181.16 and prior
Flash Player versions 10.3.185.22 and prior for Android
Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 9.4.3 and prior, and versions 10.0.3 and prior running on Windows and Mac
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.
Reports indicate that the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild via active, targeted attacks.
BlackBerry PlayBook tablet software versions 184.108.40.2064 and earlier are vulnerable.
Adobe has re-released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB11-13
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability to conduct cross-site scripting attacks on the targeted system.? If successful, an attacker could execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session in the security context of an affected website or an affected webmail service.
Technical information is not available.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Users should verify that unsolicited links are safe to follow.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Adobe has released updated software at the following links:
Red Hat packages can be updated using the up2date or yum command.
Research In Motion has released the following fix:
BlackBerry PlayBook tablet version 220.127.116.112 (via device software update)
Xerox customers are advised to acquire the updated software via normal Xerox support channels.
Version 5, June 14, 2011, 10:08 AM: Research In Motion has released a security advisory and fix to address the Adobe Flash Player flash content processing cross-site scripting vulnerability.
Version 4, June 9, 2011, 9:38 AM: Adobe has re-released a security bulletin to address the flash content processing cross-site scripting vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.? FreeBSD has also released a VuXML document and updated ports collection to address this vulnerability.
Version 3, June 8, 2011, 7:43 AM: Adobe has re-released a security bulletin and software updates to address the flash content processing cross-site scripting vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player for the Android operating system.
Version 2, June 7, 2011, 10:32 AM: Red Hat has released a security advisory and updated packages to address the Adobe Flash Player flash content processing cross-site scripting vulnerability.
Version 1, June 6, 2011, 9:47 AM: Adobe Flash Player contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks on the targeted system.? Updates are available.
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