APSB12-18 - Security update available for Adobe Flash Player

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description APSB12-18 - Security update available for Adobe Flash Player
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution APSB12-18
Vendor description Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.270 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address a vulnerability (CVE-2012-1535) that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
SophosLabs comments Adobe Flash is very commonly used and provides a large attack surface. Adobe have had reports of the this being exploited in the wild but have released the patch promptly so we've set the rating as High. Users are encouraged to apply the patch throughout their organization.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 14 Aug 2012
Affected software Flash Player 11.3.300.270 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
Flash Player 11.3.300.270 and earlier - network distribution
Flash Player 11.2.202.236 and earlier for Linux
Flash Player 11.3.300.270 and earlier for Chrome users
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • August 14th, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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