Adobe Security Bulletin Summary for January 2014

Number: AV14-005
Date: 15 January 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the monthly Adobe Security Bulletin Summary for January. The summary covers two critical bulletins, which address multiple vulnerabilities in some Adobe products.

Assessment

Adobe has released the following security bulletins:

APSB14-01 - Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
Details: These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Affected Products:

CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0493, CVE-2014-0495, CVE-2014-0496
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-01.html

APSB14-02 – Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player
Details: These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Affected Products:

CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0491, CVE-2014-0492
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-02.html

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

https://www.adobe.com/support/security

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.

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http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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