Adobe Flash Player Security Update

Published: 2012-03-05
Last Updated: 2012-03-05 20:05:01 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
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Adobe today released bulletin with details regarding two new vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player [1]. The vulnerabilities can lead to arbitrary code execution and affects all platforms (don't forget Android and Google Chrome patches!).

There is no indication at this point that the vulnerability has been exploited yet. However, I believe this is an unannounced out-of cycle release. 

Also note that twitter is littered with links to various "adobe updates" with suspect destinations. Only download adobe updates using Adobe's own update tools or use the Adobe site itself.

Thanks all the readers who alerted us about this issue. It took a little bit long to publish this diary in part as I first needed to verify that the update is valid. The security bulletin below isn't link yet from Adobes bulletin overview page.

Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

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