FreeBSD has released a VuXML document and updated ports collection to address the Adobe Flash Player and AIR security updates for May 14, 2013.
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 a targeted system.
This update resolves 13 memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by persuading a user to visit a malicious web page that contains crafted Flash content. When visited, the page may trigger a memory corruption error that could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a DoS condition on the targeted system.
The following Adobe products are vulnerable:
Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Macintosh versions 11.7.700.169 and prior
Adobe Flash Player for Linux versions 220.127.116.110 and prior
Adobe Flash Player for Android versions 18.104.22.168 and prior
Adobe AIR for Windows, Macintosh, and Android versions 22.214.171.1240 and prior
Adobe AIR version 126.96.36.1990 SDK and Compiler and prior versions
To exploit the vulnerabilities, 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.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB13-14. Adobe has released updated software at the following links:
Red Hat has released security advisory at the following link: RHSA-2013-0825. 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.
Version 2, May 15, 2013, 5:07 PM: Red Hat has released a security advisory and updated software to address the Adobe Flash Player and AIR Security Updates for May 14, 2013.
Version 1, May 14, 2013, 8:01 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 a targeted system. Updates are available.
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