MA-310.052012 : MyCERT Alert - Critical Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player
Date of publication: 2012-05-04
A critical vulnerability (CVE-2012-0779) has been identified in Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x.
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. This vulnerability would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow attacker to take control of the affected system.
According to Adobe, there are reports that the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious file delivered in an email message. 
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 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
- Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
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:
Users of Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to the latest version by browsing to the Android Marketplace or Google Play on an Android device at
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:
E-mail : email@example.com
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i - https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-09.html