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U-258: Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

September 12, 2012 - 1:07pm

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PROBLEM:

Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

PLATFORM:

11.3.300.270 and prior (Windows, OS X); 11.2.202.236 and prior (Linux); 11.3.300.270 and prior (Chrome)

ABSTRACT:

A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

Reference LINKS:

CVE-2012-1535
AdobeSecurity/bulletins
SecurityTracker

IMPACT ASSESSMENT:

High

Discussion:

Vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash Player. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user. This vulnerability is being actively exploited against the ActiveX version of Flash Player for Internet Explorer on Windows via a Word document.

Impact:

A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Solution:

The vendor has issued a fix (11.3.300.271 for Windows and OS X, 11.2.202.238 for Linux).
The vendor's advisory is available at:

Adobe.com/support
 

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