Security Activity Bulletin

Adobe Flash Player Security Updates February 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Security Activity Bulletin
IntelliShield ID:28400
Version:2
First Published:2013 February 27 14:35 GMT
Last Published:2013 February 28 14:33 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-0504 , CVE-2013-0643 , CVE-2013-0648
BugTraq ID:58184 , 58185 , 58186
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
 
Version Summary:Red Hat has released a security advisory and updated packages to address the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player security updates February 2013.
 

Description
 
Adobe Flash Player contains 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 three vulnerabilities. A buffer overflow vulnerability could occur in the affected applications broker service, leading to arbitrary code execution or causing a DoS condition in the context of the application. In addition, Adobe resolved two vulnerabilities that could also lead to arbitrary code execution due to an unspecified error in the Flash Player Firefox sandbox and a flaw in the ExternalInterface ActionScript feature of the affected application. Reports indicate these vulnerabilities are being actively exploited in the wild.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to click crafted Flash content by visiting a malicious web page. When processed, the malformed Flash content may trigger a memory corruption error that could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. Successful exploitation could trigger a memory corruption error, which the attacker could use to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.



The following Adobe products are affected:
  • Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Macintosh versions 11.6.602.168 and prior
  • Adobe Flash Player for Linux versions 11.2.202.270 and prior
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Adobe has confirmed these vulnerabilities in a security bulletin at the following link: APSB13-08

Adobe has released updated software at the following links:

Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.273 for Linux

Microsoft has released a security advisory at the following link: 2755801

Microsoft customers can obtain updates directly by using the links in the security bulletin. These updates are also distributed by Windows automatic update features and available on the Microsoft Update service. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Systems Management Server, and System Center Configuration Manager can assist administrators in deploying software updates.

Red Hat has released an official CVE statement and a security advisory for bug 915961 at the following links: CVE-2013-0504 and RHSA-2013:0574

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.
 
Alert History
 

Version 1, February 27, 2013, 5:35 AM: Adobe Flash Player contains multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition on a targeted system.



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 | 11.2.202.233 Base | 11.2.202.235 Base | 11.2.202.236 Base | 11.2.202.238 Base | 11.2.202.243 Base | 11.2.202.251 Base | 11.2.202.258 Base | 11.2.202.261 Base | 11.2.202.262 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 | 11.5.502.110 Base | 11.5.502.135 Base, .0 | 11.5.502.136 Base | 11.5.502.146 Base | 11.5.502.149 Base | 11.6 Base, .602.167, .602.168

Associated Products:
Microsoft, Inc.Internet Explorer 10.0 Base
Microsoft, Inc.Windows RT Original Release Base
Microsoft, Inc.Windows Server 2012 Original Release Base
Microsoft, Inc.Windows 8 for 32-bit systems Base | for x64-based systems Base
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, x86_64




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