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Security bulletin

Security update available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: June 14, 2011

Last updated: June 15, 2011

Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-18

CVE number: CVE-2011-2110

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.23 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.23 and earlier versions for Android. This memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2011-2110) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks via malicious Web pages.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.23 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.26. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.23 and earlier versions for Android update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.24.

Note: This issue does not affect the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.3) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.23 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.23 and earlier versions for 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.

Solution

Adobe recommends all users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.23 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris upgrade to the newest version 10.3.181.26 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users and users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.16 or later for Macintosh can install the update via the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted.

Users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.23 and earlier for Android can update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.24 by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android phone.

Severity rating

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

Details

A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.23 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.23 and earlier versions for Android. This memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2011-2110) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks via malicious Web pages.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.23 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.26. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.23 and earlier versions for Android update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.24.

Note: This issue does not affect the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.3) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Affected software

Recommended player update

Availability

Flash Player 10.3.181.23 and earlier

10.3.181.26

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 10.3.181.23 and earlier -
network distribution

10.3.181.26

Flash Player Licensing

Flash Player 10.3.185.23 and earlier
for Android

10.3.185.24

Android Marketplace
(browse to on an Android phone)

Flash Player integrated with Google Chrome

10.3.181.26

Revisions

June 15, 2011 - Updated with information on Android update.
June 14, 2011 - Bulletin released.