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Security bulletin

Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: February 7, 2013

Last updated: February 12, 2013

Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-04

Priority: See table below

CVE number: CVE-2013-0633, CVE-2013-0634

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 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 is aware of reports that CVE-2013-0633 is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content. The exploit for CVE-2013-0633 targets the ActiveX version of Flash Player on Windows.

Adobe is also aware of reports that CVE-2013-0634 is being exploited in the wild in attacks delivered via malicious Flash (SWF) content hosted on websites that target Flash Player in Firefox or Safari on the Macintosh platform, as well as attacks designed to trick Windows users into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content.

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

  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.5.31.139 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest version of Internet Explorer 10, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.379.14 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.32.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier versions should update to Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK (including AIR for iOS) and earlier should update to the new Adobe AIR 3.6.0.599 SDK + Compiler.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier versions
  • Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK and earlier versions

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 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to the newest version 11.5.502.149 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later for Windows and 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 10.3.183.50 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.5.502.149, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.51, which can be downloaded here.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.50 and earlier versions for Linux, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.262, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.51, 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 11.5.31.139 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 11.3.379.14 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37*.
    * Note: Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.32*.
    * Note: Applicable only for Android 3.x devices and earlier with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 should update to Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK (including AIR for iOS) and earlier should update to the new Adobe AIR 3.6.0.599 SDK + Compiler.
  • For users of the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK (including AIR for iOS) and earlier, who cannot update to the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.599 SDK + Compiler, Adobe has made available the Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 SDK, which can be downloaded here.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 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 11.5.502.149 Windows and Macintosh 1
  11.2.202.262 Linux 3
  11.1.115.37 Android 4.x 3
  11.1.111.32 Android 3.x and 2.x 3
Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597 Windows, Macintosh and Android 3
Adobe AIR SDK 3.6.0.599 Windows, Macintosh and Android 3


These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 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 is aware of reports that CVE-2013-0633 is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content. The exploit for CVE-2013-0633 targets the ActiveX version of Flash Player on Windows.

Adobe is also aware of reports that CVE-2013-0634 is being exploited in the wild in attacks delivered via malicious Flash (SWF) content hosted on websites that target Flash Player in Firefox or Safari on the Macintosh platform, as well as attacks designed to trick Windows users into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content.

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

  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.5.31.139 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest version of Internet Explorer 10, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.379.14 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.32.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier versions should update to Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK (including AIR for iOS) and earlier should update to the new Adobe AIR 3.6.0.599 SDK + Compiler.

This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-0633).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-0634).

Affected software Recommended player update Availability
Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh 11.5.502.149 Flash Player Download Center
Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh - network distribution 11.5.502.149 Flash Player Licensing
Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier for Linux 11.2.202.262 Flash Player Download Center
Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier for Android 4.x 11.1.115.37 Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier for Android 3.x and 2.x 11.1.111.32 Update to devices that already have Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
Flash Player 11.5.31.137 and earlier for Chrome users (Windows, Macintosh and Linux) 11.5.31.139 Google Chrome Releases
Flash Player 11.3.378.5 and earlier in Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 11.3.379.14 Windows Download Center
AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh 3.6.0.597 AIR Download Center
AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK 3.6.0.599 AIR SDK Download
AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier for Android 3.6.0.597 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 organization for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

  • CVE-2013-0633:
  • CVE-2013-0634:
    • Steven Adair of the Shadowserver Foundation
    • W of the Shadowserver Foundation
    • MITRE
    • Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response Team

Revisions

February 12, 2013: Bulletin updated with AIR updates.
February 7, 2013: Bulletin posted.