Security Updates for Adobe Shockwave and Adobe Flash Player

Number: AV13-042
Date: 10 December 2013


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to recently released security updates for Adobe Shockwave Player and Flash Player products.


  1. Adobe Shockwave

    Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Shockwave Player and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player
    CVE referencces: CVE-2013-5333, CVE-2013-5334

  2. Adobe Flash Player

    Adobe has released a security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Linux.
    Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document with malicious Flash (.swf) content exists for CVE-2013-5331. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
    CVE referencces: CVE-2013-5331, CVE-2013-5332

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.

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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