Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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    Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

    Security bulletin
    Release date: March 14, 2011
    Last updated: March 14, 2011
    Vulnerability identifier: APSA11-01
    CVE number: CVE-2011-0609
    Platform: All Platforms

    Summary
    A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and
    earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.18 and earlier for Chrome
    users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems, Adobe
    Flash Player 10.1.106.16 and earlier versions for Android, and the
    Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.1)
    and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions of Reader and Acrobat for Windows and
    Macintosh operating systems.

    This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) could cause a crash and potentially
    allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports
    that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks
    via a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Excel (.xls) file delivered
    as an email attachment. At this time, Adobe is not aware of attacks
    targeting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe Reader X Protected Mode
    mitigations would prevent an exploit of this kind from executing.

    We are in the process of finalizing a fix for the issue and expect to make
    available an update for Flash Player 10.x and earlier versions for Windows,
    Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android, and an update for Adobe Acrobat X
    (10.0.1) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe
    Reader X (10.0.1) for Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and earlier 9.x
    versions during the week of March 21, 2011. Because Adobe Reader X
    Protected Mode would prevent an exploit of this kind from executing, we are
    currently planning to address this issue in Adobe Reader X for Windows with
    the next quarterly security update for Adobe Reader, currently scheduled
    for June 14, 2011.

    Affected software versions
    • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions for Windows,
    Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems
    • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.18 and earlier for Chrome users
    • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.106.16 and earlier for Android
    • The Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X
    (10.0.1) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    operating systems.

    NOTE: Adobe Reader 9.x for UNIX, Adobe Reader for Android, and Adobe Reader
    and Acrobat 8.x are not affected by this issue.

    Severity rating
    Adobe categorizes this as a critical issue.
    Details
    A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and
    earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating
    systems (Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.18 and earlier for Chrome users),
    Adobe Flash Player 10.1.106.16 and earlier versions for Android, and the
    authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.1)
    and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating
    systems.

    This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) could cause a crash and potentially
    allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports
    that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks
    via a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Excel (.xls) file delivered
    as an email attachment. Adobe is not currently aware of attacks targeting
    Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe Reader X Protected Mode mitigations would
    prevent an exploit of this kind from executing.

    We are in the process of finalizing a fix for the issue and expect to make
    available an update for Flash Player 10.x and earlier versions for Windows,
    Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android, and an update for Adobe Acrobat X
    (10.0.1) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe
    Reader X (10.0.1) for Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and earlier 9.x
    versions during the week of March 21, 2011. Adobe Reader X Protected Mode
    mitigations would prevent an exploit of this kind from executing. Because
    Adobe Reader X Protected Mode would prevent an exploit of this kind from
    executing, we are currently planning to address this issue in Adobe Reader
    X for Windows with the next quarterly security update for Adobe Reader,
    currently scheduled for June 14, 2011.

    Adobe Reader 9.x for UNIX, Adobe Reader for Android, and Adobe Reader and
    Acrobat 8.x are not affected by this issue.

    Users may monitor the latest information on the Adobe Product Security
    Incident Response Team blog at http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt or by
    subscribing to the RSS feed at http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/atom.xml.

    Adobe actively shares information about this and other vulnerabilities with
    partners in the security community to enable them to quickly develop
    detection and quarantine methods to protect users until a patch is
    available. As always, Adobe recommends that users follow security best
    practices by keeping their anti-malware software and definitions up to date.

    Revisions
    March 14, 2011 - Updated Chrome Flash Player version information (changed
    from 10.2.154.13 to 10.2.154.18)
    March 14, 2011 - Bulletin released.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Mar 15, 2011
    #1
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