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Security bulletin

Security update available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: August 9, 2011

Last updated: August 12, 2011

Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-21

CVE number: CVE-2011-2130, CVE-2011-2134, CVE-2011-2135, CVE-2011-2136, CVE-2011-2137,  CVE-2011-2138,  CVE-2011-2139,  CVE-2011-2140,  CVE-2011-2414,  CVE-2011-2415,  CVE-2011-2416,  CVE-2011-2417, CVE-2011-2425, CVE-2011-2424

Platform: All platforms

Summary

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions for Android.  These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.5. Users of Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions should update to Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.186.3. Users of Adobe AIR 2.7  for Windows and Macintosh, should update to 2.7.1 and users of AIR 2.7 for Android should update to Adobe AIR 2.7.1.1961.

Note: Adobe is not aware of any exploits 'in the wild' for the issues addressed in this update.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions for Android
  • Adobe AIR 2.7 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, 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 Flash Player for Android, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player 10.x.

Solution

Adobe recommends all users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris upgrade to the newest version 10.3.183.5 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 for Android 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions should update to Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.186.3 by downloading it from the Android Marketplace by browsing to it on a mobile phone.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 2.7  for Windows and Macintosh, should update to Adobe AIR 2.7.1 and users of Adobe AIR 2.7 for Android should update to Adobe AIR 2.7.1.1961 from the Android Marketplace by browsing to it on a mobile phone.

Severity rating

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

Details

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions for Android.  These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.5. Users of Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions should update to Adobe Flash Player for Android 10.3.186.3. Users of Adobe AIR 2.7  for Windows and Macintosh, should update to 2.7.1 and users of AIR 2.7 for Android should update to Adobe AIR 2.7.1.1961.

Note: Adobe is not aware of any exploits 'in the wild' for the issues addressed in this update.

This update resolves multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2424).

This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2130).

This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2134).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2135).

This update resolves an integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2136).

This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2137).

This update resolves an integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2138).

This update resolves a cross-site information disclosure vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2139).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2140).

This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2414).

This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2415).

This update resolves an integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2416).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2417).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2425).

Affected software Recommended player update Availability
Flash Player 10.3.181.34 and earlier 10.3.183.5 Flash Player Download Center
Flash Player 10.3.181.34 and earlier - network distribution 10.3.183.5 Flash Player Licensing
Flash Player 10.3.185.25 and earlier for Android 10.3.186.3

Android Marketplace
(browse to on an Android phone)

Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier for Chrome users 10.3.183.5 Google Chrome Releases
AIR 2.7 2.7.1 AIR Download Center
AIR 2.7 for Android 2.7.1.1961

Android Marketplace
(browse to on an Android phone)

 

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:

Adobe would also like to thank Tavis Ormandy and the Google Chrome team for their great work on several improvements to this Flash Player release.

Revisions

August 12, 2011 - CVE-2011-2424 added.
August 9, 2011 - Bulletin released.