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Security update available for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: March 28, 2012

Last updated: April 5, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-07

Priority: 2

CVE numbers: CVE-2012-0772, CVE-2012-0773, CVE-2012-0724, CVE-2012-0725

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

These priority 2 updates address critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.7 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.228. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Solaris should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.223. 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 18.0.1025.151, which includes Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.229. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.7 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.8. Users of Adobe AIR 3.1.0.4880 for Windows, Macintosh and Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.2.0.2070.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.7 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe AIR 3.1.0.4880 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Android

*Note: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions for Android 4.x are not affected by these issues.

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 of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.228 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Solaris should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.223 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users and users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.16 or later for Macintosh can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted. 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 18.0.1025.151, which includes Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.229.

For users who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.228, Adobe has developed a patched version of Flash Player 10.3, Flash Player 10.3.183.18, which can be downloaded here.

Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.7 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.8 by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android device.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 3.1.0.4880 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Android update to Adobe AIR 3.2.0.2070.

Priority and Severity ratings

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority and severity ratings, and recommends users update their installations to the newest versions:
Priority: 2
Severity: Critical

Details

These priority 2 updates address critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.7 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.228. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Solaris should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.223. 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 18.0.1025.151, which includes Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.229. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.7 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.8. Users of Adobe AIR 3.1.0.4880 for Windows, Macintosh and Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.2.0.2070.

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability related to URL security domain checking that could lead to code execution (ActiveX, Windows 7 or Vista only) (CVE-2012-0772).

This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability in the NetStream class that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-0773).

The Google Chrome version 18.0.1025.151 update addresses two Flash Player memory corruption vulnerabilities in the Chrome interface (Google Chrome only) (CVE-2012-0724, CVE-2012-0725).

Affected software

Recommended player update

Availability

Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier
for Windows, Macintosh and Linux

11.2.202.228

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier
for Solaris

11.2.202.223

Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier
for Windows, Macintosh and Linux -
network distribution

11.2.202.228

Flash Player Licensing

Flash Player 11.1.111.7 and earlier
for Android 3.x and 2.x

11.1.111.8

Android Marketplace
(browse to on an Android device)

Flash Player 11.1.102.228 and earlier
for Chrome users

11.2.202.229

AIR 3.1.0.4880

3.2.0.2070

AIR 3.1.0.4880 for Android

3.2.0.2080

Android 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:

Revisions

April 5, 2012 - Added information on CVE-2012-0724, CVE-2012-0725 and corresponding Google Chrome release.
March 28, 2012 - Bulletin released.