Adobe Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014

Number: AV14-028
Date: 13 May 2014

Purpose

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

Assessment

Adobe has released the following security bulletins:

APSB14-14 - Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player

Details: These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Affected Products:

Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.356 and earlier versions for Linux  
Adobe AIR 13.0.0.83 SDK and earlier versions    
Adobe AIR 13.0.0.83 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions            

CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0510, CVE-2014-0516, CVE-2014-0517, CVE-2014-0518, CVE-2014-0519, CVE-2014-0520              
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-14.html

APSB14-15 – Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Details: These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Affected Products:

Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh             
Adobe Reader X (10.1.9) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh 
Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.06) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh            
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.9) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0511, CVE-2014-0512, CVE-2014-0521, CVE-2014-0522, CVE-2014-0523, CVE-2014-0524, CVE-2014-0525, CVE-2014-0526, CVE-2014-0527, CVE-2014-0528, CVE-2014-0529   

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb14-15.html

Suggested action

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.
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:

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