Adobe Reader, Acrobat, and Flash Player .swf code execution

adobe-swf-code-execution (51954) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Adobe Acrobat and Reader could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the Flash Player authplay.dl component. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site or open a specially-crafted email, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 8.1
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to APSB09-10 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Adobe Product Security Advisory APSA09-03: Security advisory for Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player.
  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB09-10: Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
  • Apple Web site: About Security Update 2009-005.
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of the Mac OS X v10.6.1 Update.
  • IBM Internet Security Systems Protection Alert: Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution.
  • BID-35759: Adobe Acrobat, Reader, and Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-1862: Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x through 9.1.2, and Adobe Flash Player 9.x through 9.0.159.0 and 10.x through 10.0.22.87, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via (1) a crafted Flash application in a .pdf file or (2) a crafted .swf file, related to authplay.dll, as exploited in the wild in July 2009.
  • OSVDB ID: 56282: Adobe Multiple Products Flash Handling Unspecified Arbitrary Code Execution
  • RHSA-2009-1188: Critical: flash-plugin security update
  • RHSA-2009-1189: Critical: flash-plugin security update
  • SA35949: Adobe Reader/Acrobat SWF Content Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA36374: Adobe Flex Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA36701: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SA:2009:041: flash player remote code execution problems

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1.2
  • Adobe AIR 1.5
  • Adobe AIR 1.5.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.0.584
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.10
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.36
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22.87
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.0.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.0.25
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.0.63
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.0.63 Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.0.69.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.0.70.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.1.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 7.2
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0 Pro
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0 Basic
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0.24.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0.34.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0.35.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 8.0.39.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.112.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.114.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.115.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.124.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.16
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.20
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.20.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.28
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.28.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.31.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.45.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.47.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.48.0
  • Adobe Flex 3.0
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z Extras
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 3
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5.3.z EUS
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • Turbolinux Client 2008
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Personal

Reported:

Jul 21, 2009

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