Security Update for Adobe Flash Player

Number: AV16-023
Date: 9 February 2016

Purpose

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

Assessment

Adobe has released Security Bulletin APSB16-04 to address critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. 

Affected software versions:

- Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.286 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.326 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 20.0.0.286 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS
- Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 20.0.0.272 and earlier versions for Windows 10
- Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 11 and 20.0.0.272 and earlier versions for Windows 8.1
- Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.559 and earlier versions for Linux
- AIR Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.233 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- AIR SDK 20.0.0.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
- AIR SDK & Compiler 20.0.0.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS

CVE References: CVE-2016-0964, CVE-2016-0965, CVE-2016-0966, CVE-2016-0967, CVE-2016-0968, CVE-2016-0969, CVE-2016-0970, CVE-2016-0971, CVE-2016-0972, CVE-2016-0973, CVE-2016-0974, CVE-2016-0975, CVE-2016-0976, CVE-2016-0977, CVE-2016-0978, CVE-2016-0979, CVE-2016-0980, CVE-2016-0981, CVE-2016-0982, CVE-2016-0983, CVE-2016-0984, CVE-2016-0985

Suggested action

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

References

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-04.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.

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