Friday, February 8, 2013

Adobe issues emergency update for Flash


There have been rumors of some security risks to the Adobe Flash Player recently. Reacting quickly to the threat, called the 'Two Zero Day Threats', Adobe has issued an emergency update to rid the users of the ill effects of the threat.

Adobe in its recent security update has said:
Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2013-0633 is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content. The exploit for CVE-2013-0633 targets the ActiveX version of Flash Player on Windows.
Adobe is also aware of reports that CVE-2013-0634 is being exploited in the wild in attacks delivered via malicious Flash (SWF) content hosted on websites that target Flash Player in Firefox or Safari on the Macintosh platform, as well as attacks designed to trick Windows users into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.5.31.139 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest version of Internet Explorer 10, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.379.14 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.32.
The recommended solution by Adobe:
Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to the newest version 11.5.502.149 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later for Windows and users of Flash Player 11.3.x for Macintosh who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. Users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.
  • For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.50 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.5.502.149, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.51, which can be downloaded here.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.50 and earlier versions for Linux, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.262, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.51, which can be downloaded here.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.5.31.139 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.379.14 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37*. 
  • * Note: Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.32*. 
  • * Note: Applicable only for Android 3.x devices and earlier with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
For details, queries, consult official website of Adobe

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