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MA-300.032012 : MyCERT Alert - Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

Date of publication: 2012-03-06

1.0 Introduction

Multiple critical vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-0768, CVE-2012-0769) have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.6 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.6 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. [1]

This vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash Player. User interaction is required where a user must visit a malicious website which is embedded with a specially crafted SWF file. These vulnerabilities would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow attacker to take control of the affected system.

2.0 Impact

By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker could execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Flash and gain the same privilege as the user. These vulnerabilities could be exploited to install malware on the user's computer.

3.0 Affected Products

Products listed below are vulnerable to these vulnerabilities:

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.6 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.6 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x

4.0 Recommendation

MyCERT recommends users of Adobe Flash Player to upgrade to the newest version by downloading it from the following URL:

Users may also consider using a vulnerability management tool such as Secunia to ensure that all applications are updated:

MyCERT generally advise users to keep themselves updated with the latest security announcements by the vendor. In case the public receives any suspicious URL or .SWF file, and requires our further analysis, please reach us through the following channels:

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5.0 References

1. https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-05.html