Archive for April, 2011

Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat (APSB11-08)

Today, a Security Bulletin (APSB11-08) has been posted to address critical security issues in the products, including CVE-2011-0611 as referenced in Security Advisory APSA11-02. Adobe recommends users apply the updates for their product installations.

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Security update available for Adobe Flash Player (APSB11-07)

Today, a Security Bulletin (APSB11-07) has been posted to address a critical security issue (CVE-2011-0611) in Adobe Flash Player 10.2.153.1 and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.25 and earlier for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as referenced in Security Advisory APSA11-02. Adobe recommends users apply the updates for their product installations.

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Update on Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat (APSA11-02)

We have posted an update to Security Advisory APSA11-02. We are in the process of finalizing a fix for the issue and expect to make available an update for Flash Player 10.2.x for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris on Friday, April 15, 2011. We expect to make available an update for Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader X (10.0.1) for Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 9.4.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh no later than the week of April 25, 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.

This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.

Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat (APSA11-02)

A Security Advisory (APSA11-02) has been posted in regards to a critical vulnerability that exists in Flash Player 10.2.153.1 and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.25 and earlier for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, Adobe Flash Player 10.2.156.12 and earlier versions for Android, and the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0611) 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 Word (.doc) file delivered as an email attachment, targeting the Windows platform. At this time, Adobe is not aware of any attacks via PDF targeting Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

We are in the process of finalizing a schedule for delivering updates for Flash Player 10.2.x and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android, Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader X (10.0.2) for Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 9.4.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh. 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.

This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.