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Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: October 8, 2012

Last updated: November 2, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-22

Priority: See table below

CVE numbers: CVE-2012-5248, CVE-2012-5249, CVE-2012-5250, CVE-2012-5251, CVE-2012-5252, CVE-2012-5253, CVE-2012-5254, CVE-2012-5255, CVE-2012-5256, CVE-2012-5257, CVE-2012-5258, CVE-2012-5259, CVE-2012-5260, CVE-2012-5261, CVE-2012-5262, CVE-2012-5263, CVE-2012-5264, CVE-2012-5265, CVE-2012-5266, CVE-2012-5267, CVE-2012-5268, CVE-2012-5269, CVE-2012-5270, CVE-2012-5271, CVE-2012-5272, CVE-2012-5285, CVE-2012-5286, CVE-2012-5287, CVE-2012-5673

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier for versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 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 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows and Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.243.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.4.31.110 for Windows and Linux, and Flash Player 11.4.402.287 for Macintosh.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.375.10 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.20.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.19.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 SDK.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Android should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) and earlier versions
  • Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 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.

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 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows and Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to the newest version 11.4.402.287 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later for Windows and Flash Player 11.3.x for Macintosh who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. Windows and Macintosh users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.
  • For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.23 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.4.402.287, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.29, which can be downloaded here.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.243 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • For users of Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.243, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.29, which can be downloaded here.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.4.31.110 for Windows and Linux, and Flash Player 11.4.402.287 for Macintosh.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.375.10 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.20*.
    *Note: Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.19*.
    *Note: Applicable only for Android 3.x devices and earlier with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 SDK.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 by browsing to Google Play or the Amazon Marketplace on an Android device.

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 11.4.402.287 Windows
1
  11.4.402.287 Macintosh
2
  11.2.202.243 Linux
3
  11.1.115.20 Android 4.x
3
  11.1.111.19 Android 3.x and 2.x
3
Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 Windows and Macintosh
3
  3.4.0.2710 SDK (including AIR for iOS) and Android
3


These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier for versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 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 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows and Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.243.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.4.31.110 for Windows and Linux, and Flash Player 11.4.402.287 for Macintosh.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.375.10 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.20.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.19.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 SDK.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Android should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.

These updates resolve buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-5248, CVE-2012-5249, CVE-2012-5250, CVE-2012-5251, CVE-2012-5253, CVE-2012-5254, CVE-2012-5255, CVE-2012-5257, CVE-2012-5259, CVE-2012-5260, CVE-2012-5262, CVE-2012-5264, CVE-2012-5265, CVE-2012-5266, CVE-2012-5285, CVE-2012-5286, CVE-2012-5287).

These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-5252, CVE-2012-5256, CVE-2012-5258, CVE-2012-5261, CVE-2012-5263, CVE-2012-5267, CVE-2012-5268, CVE-2012-5269, CVE-2012-5270, CVE-2012-5271, CVE-2012-5272).

Affected software

Recommended player update

Availability

Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows, Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh

11.4.402.287

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows, Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh -
network distribution

11.4.402.287

Flash Player Licensing

Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier for Linux

11.2.202.243

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier for Android 4.x

11.1.115.20

Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012

Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier for Android 3.x and 2.x

11.1.111.19

Applicable only for Android 3.x devices and earlier with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012

Flash Player 11.3.31.331 and earlier for Chrome users
(Windows and Linux)

11.4.31.110

Google Chrome Releases

Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier for Chrome users
(Macintosh)

11.4.402.287

Google Chrome Releases

Flash Player 11.3.374.7 and earlier in Internet Explorer 10

11.3.375.10

Windows Download Center

AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh

3.4.0.2710

AIR Download Center

AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) and earlier

3.4.0.2710

AIR SDK Download

AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier for Android

3.4.0.2710

Google Play
(browse to on an Android device)
Amazon 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:

  • Mateusz Jurczyk, Gynvael Coldwind, and Fermin Serna of the Google Security Team (CVE-2012-5248, CVE-2012-5249, CVE-2012-5250, CVE-2012-5251, CVE-2012-5252, CVE-2012-5253, CVE-2012-5254, CVE-2012-5255, CVE-2012-5256, CVE-2012-5257, CVE-2012-5258, CVE-2012-5259, CVE-2012-5260, CVE-2012-5261, CVE-2012-5262, CVE-2012-5263,CVE-2012-5264, CVE-2012-5265, CVE-2012-5266, CVE-2012-5267, CVE-2012-5268, CVE-2012-5269, CVE-2012-5270, CVE-2012-5271, CVE-2012-5285, CVE-2012-5286, CVE-2012-5287, CVE-2012-5673)
  • Dark Son of Code Audit Labs of vulnhunt.com (CVE-2012-5272)

Revisions

November 2, 2012: Bulletin updated with CVE-2012-5285, CVE-2012-5286, CVE-2012-5287 and CVE-2012-5673.
October 8, 2012: Bulletin released.