Adobe Security Bulletin Summary for April 2013

Number: AV13-017
Date: 09 April 2013


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


Adobe has released the following security bulletins:

APSB13-10 –ColdFusion
Details: This hotfix resolves vulnerabilities that could be exploited to:  impersonate an authenticated user (CVE-2013-1387) or by an unauthorized user to gain access to the ColdFusion administrator console (CVE-2013-1388).

Affected Products:

CVE Reference: CVE-2013-1387, CVE-2013-1388     

APSB13-11 –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:

CVE Reference: CVE-2013-1378, CVE-2013-1379, CVE-2013-1380, CVE-2013-2555                   

APSB13-12 - Adobe Shockwave Player
Details: This update addresses vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system.

Affected Product:

CVE Reference: CVE-2013-1383, CVE-2013-1384, CVE-2013-1385, CVE-2013-1386    

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:


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