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 184.108.40.206 and prior
- Adobe Flash Player for Android versions 220.127.116.11 and prior
- Adobe AIR for Windows, Macintosh, and Android versions 18.104.22.16810 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.