Adobe Security Bulletin Summary for August 2014

Number: AV14-060
Date: 12 August 2014

Purpose

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

Assessment

Adobe has released the following security bulletins:

APSB14-18 - 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-2014-0538, CVE-2014-0540, CVE-2014-0541, CVE-2014-0542, CVE-2014-0543, CVE-2014-0544, CVE-2014-0545

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-18.html

APSB14-19 - Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Details: These updates address a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to circumvent sandbox protection on the Windows platform. Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Apple's OS X are not affected.

Affected Products:

CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0546 

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-19.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

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