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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player
8 April 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Adobe Flash Player
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1019
Comment: Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2016-1019 is being actively
exploited on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash
Player version 18.104.22.1686 and earlier.
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Adobe Security Advisory
Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player
Release date: April 5, 2016
Last updated: April 6, 2016
Vulnerability identifier: APSA16-01
CVE number: CVE-2016-1019
Platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
A critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-1019) exists in Adobe Flash Player
22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS.
Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker
to take control of the affected system.
Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2016-1019 is being actively exploited on
systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version 126.96.36.1996
and earlier. A mitigation introduced in Flash Player 188.8.131.52 currently
prevents exploitation of this vulnerability, protecting users running Flash
Player 184.108.40.206 and later.
Adobe is planning to provide a security update to address this vulnerability
as early as April 7. For the latest information, users may monitor the Adobe
Product Security Incident Response Team blog.
A mitigation introduced in Flash Player 220.127.116.11 currently prevents
exploitation of this vulnerability, protecting users running Flash Player
18.104.22.168 and later. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player, who have
not already done so, immediately update to the current version of Flash Player
via the update mechanism within the product or by visiting the Adobe Flash
Player Download Center. If you use multiple browsers, install the update in
each browser you have installed on your system.
To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access
the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player
and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you
use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed
on your system.
Adobe categorizes this as a critical vulnerability.
Adobe would like to thank Kafeine (EmergingThreats/Proofpoint) and Genwei
Jiang (FireEye, Inc.), as well as Clement Lecigne of Google for reporting
CVE-2016-1019 and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.
April 6, 2016: Expanded the Windows Operating Systems targeted by the exploit
for CVE-2016-1019 to include all versions (Windows 10 and earlier). This
advisory previously referenced only Windows 7 and XP.
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