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Security bulletin

Security update available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: November 4, 2010

Last updated: November 18, 2010

Vulnerability identifier: APSB10-26

CVE number: CVE-2010-3636, CVE-2010-3637, CVE-2010-3638, CVE-2010-3639, CVE-2010-3640, CVE-2010-3641, CVE-2010-3642, CVE-2010-3643, CVE-2010-3644, CVE-2010-3645, CVE-2010-3646, CVE-2010-3647, CVE-2010-3648, CVE-2010-3649, CVE-2010-3650, CVE-2010-3652, CVE-2010-3654, CVE-2010-3976

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.1 for Android. These vulnerabilities, including CVE-2010-3654 referenced in Security Advisory APSA10-05, could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.102.64. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.1 for Android update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.105.6. Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 2.0.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Android update to Adobe AIR 2.5.1.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.1 for Android
  • Adobe AIR 2.0.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Android

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 AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.

Solution

Adobe Flash Player
Adobe recommends all users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions upgrade to the newest version 10.1.102.64 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users can install the update via the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted.

For users who cannot update to Flash Player 10.1.102.64, Adobe has developed a patched version of Flash Player 9, Flash Player 9.0.289.0, which can be downloaded from here.

Users of Flash Player for Android version 10.1.95.1 and earlier can update to Flash Player version 10.1.105.6 by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android phone.

Adobe AIR
Adobe recommends all users of Adobe AIR 2.0.4 and earlier versions update to the newest version 2.5.1 by downloading it from the Adobe AIR Download Center.

Users of AIR for Android version 2.0.4 and earlier versions can update to AIR version 2.5.1 by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android phone.

Severity rating

Adobe categorizes this as a critical update and recommends affected users update their installations to the newest versions.

Details

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.1 for Android. These vulnerabilities, including CVE-2010-3654 referenced in Security Advisory APSA10-05, could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-3654).

This update resolves an input validation issue vulnerability that could lead to a bypass of cross-domain policy file restrictions with certain server encodings (CVE-2010-3636).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (ActiveX only) (CVE-2010-3637).

This update resolves an information disclosure vulnerability (Macintosh platform, Safari browser only) (CVE-2010-3638).

This update resolves a Denial of Service vulnerability. Arbitrary code execution has not been demonstrated, but may be possible (CVE-2010-3639).

This update resolves multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution:

  • (CVE-2010-3640)
  • (CVE-2010-3641)
  • (CVE-2010-3642)
  • (CVE-2010-3643)
  • (CVE-2010-3644)
  • (CVE-2010-3645)
  • (CVE-2010-3646)
  • (CVE-2010-3647)
  • (CVE-2010-3648)
  • (CVE-2010-3649)
  • (CVE-2010-3650)
  • (CVE-2010-3652)

This update resolves a library-loading vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-3976).

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.102.64. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.1 for Android update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.105.6. Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 2.0.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Android update to Adobe AIR 2.5.1.

Affected software

Recommended player update

Availability

Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier

10.1.102.64

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier - network distribution

10.1.102.64

Flash Player Licensing

Flash Player 10.1.95.1 and earlier for Android

10.1.105.6

Android Marketplace
(browse to on an Android phone)

AIR 2.0.4 and earlier

2.5.1

AIR Download Center

AIR 2.0.4 and earlier for Android

2.5.1

Android Marketplace
(browse to on an Android phone)

Flash Professional CS5, Flash CS4 Professional and Flex 4

10.1.102.64

Flash Player Support Center

Flash CS3 Professional and Flex 3

9.0.289.0

Flash Player Support Center

 

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

  • Tokuji Akamine of Symantec Consulting Services Japan (CVE-2010-3636)
  • Xiaopeng Zhang of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (CVE-2010-3637)
  • Erik Osterholm of Texas A&M University (CVE-2010-3638)
  • Matthew Scott Bergin of Smash The Stack and Bergin Pen. Testing (CVE-2010-3639)
  • Will Dormman of CERT (CVE-2010-3640, CVE-2010-3641, CVE-2010-3642, CVE-2010-3643, CVE-2010-3644, CVE-2010-3645, CVE-2010-3646, CVE-2010-3647, CVE-2010-3648, CVE-2010-3649, CVE-2010-3650, CVE-2010-3652)
  • Simon Raner of ACROS Security (CVE-2010-3976)

Revisions

November 18, 2010 - Bulletin updated with information on the AIR for Android update.
November 11, 2010 - Bulletin updated with information on the AIR update.
November 9, 2010 - Bulletin updated with information on the Flash Player for Android update.
November 4, 2010 - Bulletin released.