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Security Activity Bulletin

Adobe Flash Player and AIR Security Update for November 2012

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Security Activity Bulletin
IntelliShield ID:27346
Version:2
First Published:2012 November 06 17:26 GMT
Last Published:2012 November 07 17:41 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2012-5274 , CVE-2012-5275 , CVE-2012-5276 , CVE-2012-5277 , CVE-2012-5278 , CVE-2012-5279 , CVE-2012-5280
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
 
Version Summary:Red Hat has released a security advisory and software updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and AIR.
 

Description
 
Adobe Flash Player and AIR contain multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system.

This update corrects seven vulnerabilities. Five of these vulnerabilities are due to buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the affected software, which could lead to arbitrary code execution or cause the affected software to crash. In addition, one memory corruption vulnerability and one security bypass vulnerability that could also lead to arbitrary code execution on the system have also been mitigated.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code or cause a DoS condition on the system. To exploit these vulnerabilities, the attacker may provide a file to the user and persuade the user to open or execute the file by using misleading language or instructions.

The following products are vulnerable:
  • Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Macintosh versions 11.4.402.287 and prior
  • Adobe Flash Player for Linux versions 11.2.202.243 and prior
  • Adobe Flash Player for Android versions 11.1.115.20 and prior
  • Adobe AIR for Windows, Macintosh, and Android versions 3.4.0.2710 and prior
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB12-24. Adobe has released updated software at the following links:
Red Hat has released a security advisory at the following link: RHSA-2012:1431

Red Hat has released updated software for registered subscribers at the following link: Red Hat Network. Red Hat packages can be updated on Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5 and later using the yum tool.


Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
 
Alert History
 

Version 1, November 6, 2012, 1:26 PM: Adobe Flash Player and AIR contain multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition on a targeted system. Updates are available.



Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
AdobeAdobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152 Base | 11.1.102.55 Base | 11.1.102.62 Base | 11.1.102.63 Base | 11.2.202.235 Base | 11.2.202.236 Base | 11.2.202.238 Base | 11.2.202.243 Base | 11.3.300.271 Base | 11.3.300.270 Base | 11.4.402.265 Base | 11.4.402.278 Base | 11.4.402.287 Base
AdobeAdobe Flash Player for Android 11.0.1.153 Base | 11.1.111.7 Base | 11.1.111.8 Base | 11.1.111.9 Base | 11.1.111.16 Base | 11.1.111.19 Base | 11.1.112.61 Base | 11.1.115.6 Base | 11.1.115.7 Base | 11.1.115.8 Base | 11.1.115.9 Base | 11.1.115.10 Base | 11.1.115.11 Base | 11.1.115.16 Base | 11.1.115.17 Base | 11.1.115.20 Base
AdobeAdobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) 3.2 Base | 3.3 Base | 3.4 Base, .0.2540, .0.2710

Associated Products:
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 5.0 IA-32, x86-64 | 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.RHEL Supplementary 5 IA-32, IA-64




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