BlackBerry Security Advisory

Number: AV14-004
Date: 15 January 2014


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a vulnerability in Adobe Flash that affects several BlackBerry products.


BlackBerry has released a security advisory addressing an Adobe Flash remote code execution vulnerability that affects several BlackBerry products. BlackBerry is reporting that they are not currently aware of any exploitation, but successful exploitation could potentially execute code with the rights of the application that opens the specially crafted malicious Flash content.

Affected Products: BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet customers.

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

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.

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