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Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.  These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions: 

·         Users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.257. 

·         Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.260. 

·         Users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.429. 

·         Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x, will automatically update to version 16.0.0.257. 

·         Users of the Adobe AIR desktop runtime should update to version 16.0.0.245.  

·         Users of the Adobe AIR SDK and AIR SDK and Compiler should update to version 16.0.0.272. 

·         Users of Adobe AIR for Android should update to version 16.0.0.272.

These updates resolve an improper file validation issue (CVE-2015-0301).  

These updates resolve an information disclosure vulnerability that could be exploited to capture keystrokes on the affected system (CVE-2015-0302).  

These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0303, CVE-2015-0306).  

These updates resolve heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0304, CVE-2015-0309).  

These updates resolve a type confusion vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0305). 

These updates resolve an out-of-bounds read vulnerability that could be exploited to leak memory addresses (CVE-2015-0307).  

These updates resolve a use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0308).

 

Full Adobe security bulletin linked below:

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-01.html

Mike

 

 

Michael Rutt | Sr. Security Analyst | [log in to unmask] | 402-472-0933

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