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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025210
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025210
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0609   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 22 2011
Original Entry Date:  Mar 15 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.2.152.33 and prior (10.2.154.18 and prior for Chrome, 10.1.106.16 and prior for Andriod)
Description:   A 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 specially crafted Flash content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited in targeted attacks via a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Excel (.xls) file delivered as an email attachment.

Adobe AIR is also affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.2.153.1, 10.2.156.12 for Android, 10.2.154.25 for Chrome).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-05.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa11-01.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-05.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Android, Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 22 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.
Aug 17 2011 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 10 and 11 Express.



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