APSB10-25 Security update available for Shockwave Player (10/28/2010)
On 28 Oct 2010, Adobe released a new version of Shockwave Player. This version fixes a number of vulnerabilities, impacts include arbitrary code execution.
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Shockwave Player 126.96.36.1992 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. These vulnerabilities, including CVE-2010-3653, referenced in Security Advisory APSA10-04, could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 188.8.131.522 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 184.108.40.2065 …
APSA10-05 Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat (10/28/2010)
On 28 Oct 2010, Adobe released information regarding a critical flaw in Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild. A patch is expected by by November 9, 2010.
A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems; Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.2 and earlier versions for Android; and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems, and Adobe Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
This vulnerability (CVE-2010-3654) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x. Adobe is not currently aware of attacks targeting Adobe Flash Player.
We are in the process of finalizing a fix for the issue and expect to provide an update for Flash Player 10.x for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Android by November 9, 2010. We expect to make available an update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions during the week of November 15, 2010.
MITIGATION: Deleting, renaming, or removing access to the authplay.dll file that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x mitigates the threat for those products, but users will experience a non-exploitable crash or error message when opening a PDF file that contains Flash (SWF) content.