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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (APSB14-07)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player that could allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system. Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.
At this time, these vulnerabilities are not publicly disclosed and there is no known proof-of-concept code available.
- Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 and earlier for Windows and Mac
- Adobe Flash 126.96.36.1996 and earlier for Linux
- Large and medium government entities: High
- Small government entities: High
- Large and medium business entities: High
- Small business entities: High
Home users: High
Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems and version 184.108.40.2066 for Linux systems. This update addresses critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends updating their respective clients to the most recent version available.
We recommend the following actions be taken:
- Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
- Remind users not to visit untrusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
- Do not open email attachments from unknown or untrusted sources.