Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (APSB14-14)

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-046
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Subject: 
Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (APSB14-14)
Overview: 

A vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Flash Player that could allow remote code execution. Adobe Flash Player is a widely distributed multimedia and application player used to enhance the user experience when visiting web pages or reading email messages. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user access.

Systems Affected: 
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.356 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe AIR 13.0.0.83 SDK and earlier versions
  • Adobe AIR 13.0.0.83 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
High
Description: 

Vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player that could allow remote code execution. The vulnerabilities are:

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user access.

Actions: 
  • Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Remind users not to open email attachments from unknown users or suspicious emails from trusted sources.
References: 
Adobe:
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-14.html
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0510
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0516
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0517
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0518
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0519
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0520