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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2016.1507
                 Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player
                               15 June 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Flash Player
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   Linux variants
                   OS X
                   Chrome OS
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-4171  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa16-03.html

Comment: An exploit is currently being used in limited, targeted attacks.
         
         AusCERT recommends that users disable Adobe Flash Player until patches
         are released.

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Adobe Security Advisory

Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player

Release date: June 14, 2016

Vulnerability identifier: APSA16-03

CVE number: CVE-2016-4171

Platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Summary

A critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-4171) exists in Adobe Flash Player 
21.0.0.242 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 a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-4171 exists in the 
wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks. Adobe will address this
vulnerability in our monthly security update, which will be available as early
as June 16. For the latest information, users may monitor the Adobe Product 
Security Incident Response Team blog.

Severity ratings

Adobe categorizes this as a critical vulnerability.

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank Anton Ivanov and Costin Raiu of Kaspersky Lab for 
reporting CVE-2016-4171 and for working with Adobe to help protect our 
customers.

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