Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player

Number: AV13-012
Date: 26 February 2013

Purpose

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

Assessment

Adobe has released Security Bulletin APSB13-08 to address critical vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.

Some of these vulnerabilities are being actively exploited in the wild in targeted attacks by hosting malicious flash (SWF) content on websites that target Mozilla Firefox browser. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could cause a system crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected computer.

Affected software versions:

CVE References: CVE-2013-0504, CVE-2013-0643, CVE-2013-0648

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.

References:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-08.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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