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Security update available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: November 10, 2011

Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-28

CVE number: CVE-2011-2445, CVE-2011-2450, CVE-2011-2451, CVE-2011-2452, CVE-2011-2453, CVE-2011-2454, CVE-2011-2455, CVE-2011-2456, CVE-2011-2457, CVE-2011-2458, CVE-2011-2459, CVE-2011-2460

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.153 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 11.0.1.152 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.153 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.59 for Android. Users of Adobe AIR 3.0 for Windows, Macintosh, and Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.1.0.4880.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.153 and earlier versions for Android
  • Adobe AIR 3.0 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 x.x.

To verify the version of Adobe AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.

Solution

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris upgrade to the newest version 11.1.102.55 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users and users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.10 or later for Macintosh can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.

For users who cannot update to Flash Player 11.1.102.55, Adobe has developed a patched version of Flash Player 10, Flash Player 10.3.183.11, which can be downloaded here.

Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.153 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.59 for Android by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android device.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 3.0 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, and Android update to Adobe AIR 3.1.0.4880.

Severity rating

Adobe categorizes these as critical updates and recommends users upgrade their installations to the newest versions.

Details

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.153 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 11.0.1.152 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.153 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.59 for Android. Users of Adobe AIR 3.0 for Windows, Macintosh, and Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.1.0.4880.

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2445).

This update resolves a heap corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2450).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2451).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2452).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2453).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2454).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2455).

This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2456).

This update resolves a stack overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2457).

This update resolves a vulnerability that could lead to a cross-domain policy bypass (Internet Explorer-only) (CVE-2011-2458).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2459).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2460).

Affected software

Recommended player update

Availability

Flash Player 11.0.1.152 and earlier

11.1.102.55

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.0.1.152 and earlier -
network distribution

11.1.102.55

Flash Player Licensing

Flash Player 11.0.1.153 and earlier
for Android

11.1.102.59

Android Marketplace
(browse to on an Android device)

Flash Player 11.0.1.152 and earlier
for Chrome users

11.1.102.55

AIR 3.0

3.1.0.4880

AIR 3.0 for Android

3.1.0.4880

Android Marketplace
(browse to on an Android device)

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: