Archive for March, 2011

Security update available for Adobe Flash Player (APSB11-05)

Today, a Security Bulletin (APSB11-05) has been posted to address a critical security issue (CVE-2011-0609) in Adobe Flash Player, as referenced in Security Advisory APSA11-01. This Security Bulletin affects Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.18 and earlier versions for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris operating systems, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.106.16 and earlier versions for Android. Adobe recommends users apply the updates for their product installations.

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Security updates released for Adobe Reader and Acrobat (APSB11-06)

Today, a Security Bulletin (APSB11-06) has been posted to address a critical security issue (CVE-2011-0609) in the products, as referenced in Security Advisory APSA11-01. This Security Bulletin affects 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. Adobe recommends that users apply the updates for their product installations.

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Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat (APSA11-01)

A Security Advisory (APSA11-01) has been posted in regards to an issue in Adobe Flash Player (CVE-2011-0609). 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 101.106.16 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. 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.

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.

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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