Archive for October, 2010

Security update available for Adobe Shockwave Player

A Security Bulletin was posted today addressing critical security issues in Adobe Shockwave Player, including CVE-2010-3653, referenced in Security Advisory APSA10-04. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.8.612 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.9.615 using the instructions provided in the Security Bulletin.

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Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat (APSA10-05)

A Security Advisory (APSA10-05) has been posted in regards to a new Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat issue (CVE-2010-3654). A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems; Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.2 and earlier versions for Android; and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems, and Adobe Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2010-3654) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x. Adobe is not currently aware of attacks targeting Adobe Flash Player.

Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.x, and Adobe Reader for Android are confirmed not vulnerable. Mitigations for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x are included in the Security Advisory.

We are in the process of finalizing a fix for the issue and expect to provide an update for Adobe Flash Player 10.x for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Android by November 9, 2010. We expect to make available an update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions during the week of November 15, 2010.

We will continue to provide updates on this issue via the Security Advisory section of the Adobe website as well as the Adobe PSIRT blog.

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Security Advisory for Adobe Shockwave Player (APSA10-04)

A Security Advisory (APSA10-04) has been posted in regards to a new Adobe Shockwave Player issue (CVE-2010-3653). A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.8.612 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2010-3653) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. While details about the vulnerability have been disclosed publicly, Adobe is not aware of any attacks exploiting this vulnerability against Adobe Shockwave Player to date.

We will continue to provide updates on this issue via the Security Advisory section of the Adobe website as well as the Adobe PSIRT blog.

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Security updates available for RoboHelp and InDesign

Today, we released the following Security Bulletins:

Customers of the affected products should consult the relevant Security Bulletin(s) and apply updates as recommended.

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Security updates released for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Today, a Security Bulletin has been posted in regards to this quarter’s security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The updates address critical security issues in the products, including CVE-2010-2883 referenced in Security Advisory APSA10-02 and CVE-2010-2884 referenced in the Adobe Flash Player Security Bulletin APSB10-22. Adobe recommends that users apply the updates for their product installations.

Note that today’s updates represent an accelerated release of the quarterly security update originally scheduled for October 12, 2010. With this accelerated schedule, Adobe will not release additional updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat on October 12, 2010. The next quarterly security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat are scheduled for February 8, 2011.

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