Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player
Date: 26 February 2013
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to recently released security updates for Adobe Flash Player.
Adobe has released Security Bulletin APSB13-08 to address critical vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.
Some of these vulnerabilities are being actively exploited in the wild in targeted attacks by hosting malicious flash (SWF) content on websites that target Mozilla Firefox browser. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could cause a system crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected computer.
Affected software versions:
- Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and earlier versions for Windows
- Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier versions for Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.520 and earlier versions for Linux
CVE References: CVE-2013-0504, CVE-2013-0643, CVE-2013-0648
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.
For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:
Telephone: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118
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