Security Updates for Adobe Shockwave and Adobe Flash Player
Date: 10 December 2013
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to recently released security updates for Adobe Shockwave Player and Flash Player products.
- Adobe Shockwave
Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Shockwave Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 184.108.40.206.
CVE referencces: CVE-2013-5333, CVE-2013-5334
- Adobe Flash Player
Adobe has released a security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.117 and earlier versions for Linux.
Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document with malicious Flash (.swf) content exists for CVE-2013-5331. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
CVE referencces: CVE-2013-5331, CVE-2013-5332
CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.
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.
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