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Adobe Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat 'authplay.dll' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

June 4, 2010

Description

Adobe Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat are prone to a remote code execution vulnerability. Adobe reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild. This vulnerability is present in the following versions: Flash Player 10.0.45.2, 9.0.262, and earlier Flash Player 10.0.x and 9.0.x versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris Reader and Acrobat 9.3.2 and earlier Reader and Acrobat 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX

Technologies Affected

  • Adobe AIR 1.5.3.9130
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.1.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.1.3
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.3
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.3.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.3.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard 9
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard 9.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard 9.1.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard 9.1.3
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard 9.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard 9.3
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard 9.3.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard 9.3.2
  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional
  • Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
  • Adobe Flash CS5 Professional
  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12 .35
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12 .36
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.15 .3
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22.87
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32 18
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.42.34
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.45.2
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.51.66
  • Adobe Flash Player 9
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.115.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.124.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.151 .0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.152 .0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.159.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.246 0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.246.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.260.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.262
  • 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 Flash Player Plugin 10.0.12.10
  • Adobe Flash Player Plugin 9.0.112.0
  • Adobe Flash Player Plugin 9.0.124.0
  • Adobe Flash Player Plugin 9.0.16
  • Adobe Flash Player Plugin 9.0.18D60
  • Adobe Flash Player Plugin 9.0.20 .0
  • Adobe Flash Player Plugin 9.0.28 .0
  • Adobe Flash Player Plugin 9.0.31 .0
  • Adobe Flash Player Plugin 9.0.45.0
  • Adobe Flex 3.0
  • Adobe Flex 4.0
  • Adobe Reader 9
  • Adobe Reader 9.1
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.1
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.2
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.3
  • Adobe Reader 9.2
  • Adobe Reader 9.3
  • Adobe Reader 9.3.1
  • Adobe Reader 9.3.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.0
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.7
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.0
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.7
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.4
  • Gentoo Linux
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP2
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP3
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP5
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP6
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.1 SP1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.2 SP2
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.3
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.3 Update 1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 6.0.0.96
  • HP Systems Insight Manager C 05.00.02
  • HP Systems Insight Manager C.05.00.02
  • Pardus Linux 2009
  • Red Hat Desktop Extras 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS Extras 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES Extras 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS Extras 4
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP3
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
  • SuSE openSUSE 11.0
  • SuSE openSUSE 11.1
  • SuSE openSUSE 11.2
  • Sun OpenSolaris
  • Sun OpenSolaris Build Snv 01
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  • Sun Solaris 10 Sparc
  • Sun Solaris 10 X86

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run applications with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.

To limit exposure to these and other latent vulnerabilities, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

To reduce the likelihood of attacks, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

As an added precaution, deploy memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable stack/heap configuration and randomly mapped memory segments). This may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Updates are available. Please see the references for more information.

Credits

The issue was exploited in the wild; it was also reported independently by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
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