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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

          Security updates available for Flash Player | APSB18-44
                             21 November 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Flash Player
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-15981  

Original Bulletin: 

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Adobe Security Bulletin

Applies to: Flash Player
Security updates available for Flash Player | APSB18-44
|Bulletin ID            |Date Published                     |Priority         |
|APSB18-44              |November 20, 2018                  | 1               |


Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS,
Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address a critical vulnerability in Adobe
Flash Player and earlier versions.  Successful exploitation could
lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Technical details about this vulnerability are publicly available.  

Affected Product Versions

|Product                             |Version           |Platform             |
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime  | and    |Windows, macOS and   |
|                                    |earlier versions  |Linux                |
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome| and    |Windows, macOS, Linux|
|                                    |earlier versions  |and Chrome OS        |
|Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft    | and    |Windows 10 and 8.1   |
|Edge and Internet Explorer 11       |earlier versions  |                     |

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 these updates with the following priority ratings and
recommends users update their installation to the latest version:

|Product             |Version   |Platform     |Priority|Availability          |
|                    |          |             |        |Flash Player Download |
|Adobe Flash Player  |          |Windows,     |        |Center                |
|Desktop Runtime     ||macOS        |1       |                      |
|                    |          |             |        |Flash Player          |
|                    |          |             |        |Distribution          |
|                    |          |Windows,     |        |                      |
|Adobe Flash Player  ||macOS, Linux,|1       |Google Chrome Releases|
|for Google Chrome   |          |and Chrome   |        |                      |
|                    |          |OS           |        |                      |
|Adobe Flash Player  |          |             |        |                      |
|for Microsoft Edge  ||Windows 10   |1       |Microsoft Security    |
|and Internet        |          |and 8.1      |        |Advisory              |
|Explorer 11         |          |             |        |                      |
|Adobe Flash Player  ||Linux        |3       |Flash Player Download |
|Desktop Runtime     |          |             |        |Center                |


  o Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime
    for Windows, macOS and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player via
    the update mechanism within the product [1] or by visiting the Adobe Flash
    Player Download Center.
  o Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be
    automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will
    include Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome
  o 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
  o Please visit the Flash Player Help page for assistance in installing Flash

[1] Users 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

|Vulnerability Category  |Vulnerability Impact      |Severity |CVE Number     |
|Type Confusion          |Arbitrary code execution  |Critical |CVE-2018-15981 |

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