18 Vulnerabilities Fixed in Flash Player

Adobe has released security updates for flash player for all platforms in which a total of 18 vulnerabilities were addressed. These vulnerabilities could allow attacker to take control of affected system. Adobe is advising all users to update to the latest version.

  • Users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.223.
  • Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.252.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.418.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x will be automatically updated to the current version.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR desktop runtime should update to version 15.0.0.356.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR SDK and AIR SDK & Compiler should update to version 15.0.0.356.
  • Users of Adobe AIR for Android should update to Adobe AIR 15.0.0.356.

Several researchers were credited for discovering these vulnerabilities, namely,

  • Ian Beer of Google Project Zero (CVE-2014-0584, CVE-2014-0585, CVE-2014-0586, CVE-2014-0589, CVE-2014-0590)
  • bilou working with the Chromium rewards program (CVE-2014-0574)
  • bilou through Verisign’s iDefense Vulnerability Contributor Program (CVE-2014-0588, CVE-2014-8440)
  • Behrang Fouladi and Axel Souchet of Microsoft Vulnerability Research (CVE-2014-8442)
  • Haifei Li of McAfee Labs IPS Team (CVE-2014-0583)
  • Liu Jincheng and Wen Guanxing of Venustech ADLAB (CVE-2014-8438)
  • Nicolas Joly (CVE-2014-0582)
  • Lucas Leong of TrendMicro (CVE-2014-0581)
  • Tavis Ormandy and Chris Evans of Google Project Zero (CVE-2014-0573, CVE-2014-0576)
  • Natalie Silvanovich, working with Google Project Zero (CVE-2014-0577)
  • SuperHei of KnownSec (CVE-2014-8441)
  • Anonymously reported (CVE-2014-8437)

Source:[Adobe]

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