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Security bulletin

Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: June 8, 2012

Last updated: June 28, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-14

Priority: See table below

CVE number: CVE-2012-2034, CVE-2012-2035, CVE-2012-2036, CVE-2012-2037, CVE-2012-2038, CVE-2012-2039, CVE-2012-2040

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Adobe released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.9 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.236.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be updated automatically, so no user action is required. Google Chrome users can verify that they have updated to Google Chrome version 19.0.1084.56, which includes Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.9.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.9 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.10.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.2.0.2070 for Windows, Macintosh and Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3610.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.9 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe AIR 3.2.0.2070 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 update their software installations by following the instructions below:

  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to the newest version 11.3.300.257 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users and users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.x or later for Macintosh can also install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.236 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be updated automatically, so no user action is required. Google Chrome users can verify that they have updated to Google Chrome version 19.0.1084.56, which includes Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257.
  • For users who cannot update to Flash Player 11.3.300.257, Adobe has developed a patched version of Flash Player 10.x, Flash Player 10.3.183.20, which can be downloaded here.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.9 by browsing to Google play on an Android device. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.9 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.10 by browsing to Google play on an Android device.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 3.2.0.207 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Android update to Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3610.

Priority and Severity ratings

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installations to the newest versions:

Product
Updated Version
Platform
Priority Rating
Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257 Windows and Macintosh
2
  11.2.202.236 Linux
3
  11.1.115.9 Android 4.x
3
  11.1.111.10 Android 3.x and 2.x
3
Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3610 Windows, Macintosh, and Android
3


These updates will address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.9 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.236.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be updated automatically, so no user action is required. Google Chrome users can verify that they have updated to Google Chrome version 19.0.1084.56, which includes Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.9.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.9 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.10.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.2.0.2070 for Windows, Macintosh and Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.3.0.3610.

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2034).

These updates resolve a stack overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2035).

These updates resolve an integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2036).

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2037).

These updates resolve a security bypass vulnerability that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2012-2038).

These updates resolve null dereference vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2039).

These updates resolve a binary planting vulnerability in the Flash Player installer that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2040).

Affected software

Recommended player update

Availability

Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh

11.3.300.257

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier -
network distribution

11.3.300.257

Flash Player Licensing

Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier for Linux

11.2.202.236

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.1.115.8 and earlier
for Android 4.x

11.1.115.9

Google play
(browse to on an Android device)

Flash Player 11.1.111.9 and earlier
for Android 3.x and 2.x

11.1.111.10

Google play
(browse to on an Android device)

Flash Player 11.2.202.235 and earlier for Chrome users

11.3.300.257

Google Chrome Releases

AIR 3.2.0.2070

3.3.0.3610

AIR Download Center

AIR 3.2.0.2070 for Android

3.3.0.3610

Google play
(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:

Revisions

June 28, 2012 - Updated CVE-2012-2040 acknowledgement.
June 13, 2012 - Removed reference to silent update mechanism for Windows users in the "Solution" section.
June 8, 2012 - Bulletin released.