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Security Updates Available for Adobe Flash Player | Air

by Carol~ Moderator - 12/10/13 11:52 AM

Release date: December 10, 2013

Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-28

Priority: See bulletin

CVE number: CVE-2013-5331, CVE-2013-5332

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.327 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document with malicious Flash (.swf) content exists for CVE-2013-5331. Adobe Flash Player 11.6 and later provide a mitigation against this attack.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170.
• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.327 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.332.
• Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
• Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 for Windows 8.0
• Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 installed with Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 for Windows 8.1
• Users of Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380.
• Users of Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380.
• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 SDK and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 SDK.
• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 SDK & Compiler.

Affected software versions

• Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
• Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.327 and earlier versions for Linux
• Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
• Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 and earlier versions for Android
• Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 SDK and earlier versions
• Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player for Android, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player x.x.

To verify the version of Adobe AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.

Solution

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:

• Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to the newest version 11.9.900.170 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, or via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.

• Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.327 and earlier versions for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.332 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

• For users of Flash Player 11.7.700.252 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.9.900.170, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 11.7.700.257, which can be downloaded here.
* Note: Beginning July 9, 2013, Adobe Flash Player 11.7.x replaced version 10.3.x as the extended support version. Adobe recommends users upgrade to version 11.7.x in order to continue to receive security updates. See this blog post for further details.

• Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

• Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 for Windows 8.0

• Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 installed with Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 for Windows 8.1

• Users of Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 SDK should update to the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 SDK.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 SDK & Compiler.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 by browsing to Google play on an Android device.

For additional information (including Priority Ratings) see: http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb13-28.html

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