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Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: December 11, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-27

Priority: 1

CVE number: CVE-2012-5676, CVE-2012-5677, CVE-2012-5678

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.251 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.27 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.24 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 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Windows should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.135.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.136.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.251 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.258.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.5.31.5 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.377.15.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.27 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.34.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.24 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.29.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 and earlier versions for Windows should update to Adobe AIR 3.5.0.880.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.5.0.890.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.880 SDK (Windows) or Adobe AIR 3.5.0.890 SDK (Mac)

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.251  and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.27 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.24 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Android and SDK (includes AIR for iOS)

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 and did not select the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' (Windows and Macintosh only), 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 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Windows update to the newest version 11.5.502.135 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later for Windows who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. 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.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Macintosh update to the newest version 11.5.502.136 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.3.x for Macintosh who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. 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 10.3.183.43 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to the latest version, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.48, which can be downloaded here.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.251 and earlier versions for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.258 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • For users of Flash Player 11.2.202.251 and earlier versions for Linux, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.258, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.48, 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 11.5.31.5 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.377.15.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.27 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.34*.
    * Note: Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.24 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.29*.
    * Note: Applicable only for Android 3.x devices and earlier with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 for Windows should update to Adobe AIR 3.5.0.880.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 for Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.5.0.890.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to Adobe AIR 3.5.0.880 SDK (Windows) or Adobe AIR 3.5.0.890 SDK (Macintosh).
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.5.0.880 by browsing to Google Play or the Amazon Marketplace on an Android device.

Severity rating

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 11.5.502.135 Windows
1
  11.5.502.136 Macintosh
2
  11.2.202.258 Linux
3
  11.1.115.34 Android 4.x
3
  11.1.111.29 Android 3.x and 2.x
3
Adobe AIR (and AIR SDK) 3.5.0.880 Windows
3
  3.5.0.890 Macintosh
3


These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.251 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.27 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.24 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 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Windows should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.135.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.136.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.251 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.258.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.5.31.5 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.377.15.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.27 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.34.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.24 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.29.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 for Windows should update to Adobe AIR 3.5.0.880.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 for Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.5.0.890.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.600 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.880 SDK (Windows) or the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.890 SDK (Macintosh).

These updates resolve a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-5676).

These updates resolve an integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-5677).

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-5678).

Affected software

Recommended player update

Availability

Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier for Windows

11.5.502.135

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier for Macintosh

11.5.502.136

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Windows (network distribution)

11.5.502.135

Flash Player Licensing

Flash Player 11.5.502.110 and earlier versions for Macintosh (network distribution)

11.5.502.136

Flash Player Licensing

Flash Player 11.2.202.251 and earlier for Linux

11.2.202.258

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.1.115.27 and earlier for Android 4.x

11.1.115.34

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

Flash Player 11.1.111.24 and earlier for Android 3.x and 2.x

11.1.111.29

Update to devices that already have Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.

Flash Player 11.5.31.2 and earlier for Chrome users
(Windows, Macintosh and Linux)

11.5.31.5

Google Chrome Releases

Flash Player 11.3.376.12 and earlier in Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8

11.3.377.15

Windows Download Center

AIR 3.5.0.600 and earlier for Windows

3.5.0.880

AIR Download Center

AIR 3.5.0.600 and earlier for Macintosh

3.5.0.890

AIR Download Center

AIR 3.5.0.600 SDK (Windows)

3.5.0.880

AIR SDK Download

AIR 3.5.0.600 SDK (Macintosh)

3.5.0.890

AIR SDK Download

AIR 3.5.0.600 and earlier for Android

3.5.0.880

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: