Adobe Flash Player Security Updates

Number: AV13-007
Date: 8 February 2013

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the following security updates for Adobe Flash Player.

Assessment

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player addressing two previously identified zero-day vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities are being actively exploited in the wild in targeted attacks either by hosting malicious flash content on websites that target Flash Player in Firefox or Safari, or in a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

CVE Reference: CVE-2013-0633, CVE-2013-0634

Affected Products:

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators identify their affected assets and potential interdependencies with organization's critical services and follow their patch management process accordingly.
 
Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

References:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-04.html

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:

Telephone: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118
Fax: 613-998-9589
E-mail: ps.communications-communications.sp@canada.ca

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