27 October 2016
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2016.2500 Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-36 27 October 2016 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- 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-2016-7855 Original Bulletin: https://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-36.html - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-36 Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player Release date: October 26, 2016 Vulnerability identifier: APSB16-36 Priority: 1 CVE number: CVE-2016-7855 Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS Summary Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address a critical vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7855 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows versions 7, 8.1 and 10. Affected Versions Product Affected Versions Platform Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 220.127.116.11 and earlier Windows and Macintosh Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 18.104.22.168 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 22.214.171.124 and earlier Windows 10 and 8.1 Adobe Flash Player for Linux 126.96.36.1997 and earlier Linux 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. Solution Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installation to the newest version: Product Updated Versions Platform Priority rating Availability Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 188.8.131.52 Windows and Macintosh 1 Flash Player Download Center Flash Player Distribution Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 184.108.40.206 Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS 1 Google Chrome Releases Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 220.127.116.11 Windows 10 and 8.1 1 Microsoft Security Advisory Adobe Flash Player for Linux 18.104.22.1683 Linux 3 Flash Player Download Center Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Windows and Macintosh update to 22.214.171.124 via the update mechanism within the product , or by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1993 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. Adobe Flash Player installed with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10 and 8.1 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206. Please visit the Flash Player Help page for assistance in installing Flash Player.  Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later for Windows, or Flash Player 11.3.x or later for Macintosh, who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. Users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted. Vulnerability Details These updates resolve a use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-7855). Acknowledgments Adobe would like to thank Neel Mehta and Billy Leonard from Google's Threat Analysis Group for reporting CVE-2016-7855 and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers. - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. 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