--Adobe Flash and AIR Updates:
Adobe was supposed to release a security update of Adobe Flash, and therefore AIR, on Tuesday, June 14th. But a Flash zero-day exploit was discovered and Adobe delayed the update until today, Thursday, June 16th. Adobe kindly posted a warning Security Bulletin to that effect. If this sounds familiar, the same scenario played out in May as well. (0_o)
The new versions are Flash v22.00.192 and AIR v126.96.36.199.
You can find the current versions of Adobe Flash and AIR here:
Vulnerability DetailsThe CVE currently being exploited In-The-Wild is CVE-2016-4171, bolded above. If you'd like to know more about this exploit, have a read of Dan Goodin's article on the subject:
These updates resolve type confusion vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4144, CVE-2016-4149).
These updates resolve use-after-free vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4142, CVE-2016-4143, CVE-2016-4145, CVE-2016-4146, CVE-2016-4147, CVE-2016-4148).
These updates resolve heap buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4135, CVE-2016-4136, CVE-2016-4138).
These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4122, CVE-2016-4123, CVE-2016-4124, CVE-2016-4125, CVE-2016-4127, CVE-2016-4128, CVE-2016-4129, CVE-2016-4130, CVE-2016-4131, CVE-2016-4132, CVE-2016-4133, CVE-2016-4134, CVE-2016-4137, CVE-2016-4141, CVE-2016-4150, CVE-2016-4151, CVE-2016-4152, CVE-2016-4153, CVE-2016-4154, CVE-2016-4155, CVE-2016-4156, CVE-2016-4166, CVE-2016-4171).
These updates resolve a vulnerability in the directory search path used to find resources that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4140).
These updates resolve a vulnerability that could be exploited to bypass the same-origin-policy and lead to information disclosure (CVE-2016-4139).
Critical Adobe Flash bug under active attack currently has no patch
Exploit works against the most recent version; Adobe plans update later this week.
Adobe AIR v188.8.131.52 Update:
Vulnerability DetailsNote that this is actually a vulnerability found in the previous installer for AIR.
This update resolves a vulnerability in the directory search path used by the Air (sic) installer that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4116).
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The other Adobe security updates from Tuesday, June 14th:
Adobe ColdFusion Hotfixes available:
These hotfixes resolve an important input validation issue (CVE-2016-4159) that could be exploited to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application v184.108.40.2062 Update:
This update resolves a vulnerability in the directory search path used to find resources that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4157).
This update resolves an unquoted service path enumeration vulnerability in the Creative Cloud Desktop Application(CVE-2016-4158).
This update resolves an input validation vulnerability in the extension manager (CVE-2016-4165).
This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2016-4167).
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And some HaPPy news!
In Safari 10, set to ship with macOS Sierra, Apple plans to disable common plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default in an effort to focus on HTML5 content and improve the overall web browsing experience. . . .One more nail in the coffin of poorly written Internet plugins. (^_^)
. . . When a website offers both Flash and HTML5 content, Safari will always deliver the more modern HTML5 implementation. On a website that requires a plug-in like Adobe Flash to function, users can activate it with a click. . . .
Safari 10 will also include a command to reload a page with installed plug-ins activated to give users additional options for controlling the content that's displayed, and there are preferences for choosing which plug-ins are visible to which websites in Safari's Security preferences. . . .