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Security bulletin

Security update available for Adobe Flash Media Server

Release date: May 12, 2011

Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-11

CVE number: CVE-2010-3864, CVE-2011-0612

Platform: Windows, Linux

Summary

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Media Server (FMS) 4.0.1 and earlier versions, and Adobe Flash Media Server (FMS) 3.5.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Linux. One of the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits the vulnerability, to run malicious code on the affected system. Adobe has provided an update to address the reported vulnerabilities and recommends that users update their installations to Flash Media Server 4.0.2 or 3.5.6 respectively using the instructions provided below.

Affected software versions

  • Flash Media Server 4.0.1 and earlier versions for Windows and Linux
  • Flash Media Server 3.5.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Linux

Solution

Adobe recommends Flash Media Server (FMS) users install Flash Media Server version 4.0.2 or Flash Media Server version 3.5.6 available here: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashmediaserver/downloads_updaters.html.

Severity rating

Adobe categorizes this as a critical update and recommends that users apply the latest update for their product installations.

Details

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Media Server (FMS) 4.0.1 and earlier versions, and Adobe Flash Media Server (FMS) 3.5.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Linux. One of the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits the vulnerability, to run malicious code on the affected system. Adobe has provided an update to address the reported vulnerabilities. It is recommended that users update their installations using the instructions provided above.

This update resolves a memory corruption issue that could lead to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2010-3864).

This update resolves a Flash Media Server XML data corruption issue which can lead to a denial of service vulnerability (CVE-2011-0612).

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:

  • Dirk Neely of Stickam (CVE-2011-0612)