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 188.8.131.520 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 184.108.40.2063 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.