Security & Privacy

Adobe Flash Player Update Resolves Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by

adobe-patchedAdobe Systems has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player, resolving a memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2013-3343) that could lead to malicious code execution. The 17.1 MB software update is available for download and addresses "vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," according to the company's security bulletin. Adobe recommends that all users of Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.203 and earlier versions for Mac update their software to the newest version 11.7.700.225.

From Adobe's security bulletin (APSB13-16), the following describes the security contents of this update:

These updates resolve a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-3343).

Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.203 and earlier versions for Mac should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.225. Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include the newest Adobe Flash versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. For Adobe AIR users, the 26.2 MB update to Adobe AIR 3.7 can be downloaded here.