Mon, Mar 14 2011 18:34
Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat - March 14, 2011
vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and earlier
versions (Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.13 and earlier for Chrome users)
for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems, Adobe Flash
Player 10.1.106.16 and earlier versions for Android, and the
Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X
(10.0.1) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions of Reader and Acrobat for
Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) 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
Excel (.xls) file delivered as an email attachment. At this time, Adobe
is not aware of attacks targeting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe
Reader X Protected Mode mitigations would prevent an exploit of this
kind from executing.
We are in the process of finalizing a fix for the issue and
expect to make available an update for Flash Player 10.x and earlier
versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android, and an
update for Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.1) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions
for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader X (10.0.1) for Macintosh, and
Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and earlier 9.x versions during the week of March 21,
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.
Filed under: Advisories / Bulletins