Government // Mobile & Wireless
News
8/21/2012
05:20 PM
Connect Directly
Facebook
Google+
LinkedIn
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
Repost This

Updates To Adobe Flash, AIR Affect Mobile Devices

6 vulnerabilities in Flash Player and AIR could leave users open to hackers. Updates are available.

Adobe has issued updates to its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) and Flash Player products to address vulnerabilities in them. The affected products are Flash Player 11.3.300.271 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux; Flash Player 11.1.115.11 and earlier versions for Android 4.x; and Flash Player 11.1.111.10 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x.

The Security Bulletin (APSB12-19) describes six vulnerabilities. Four of the bugs fixed are memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution. One is an integer overflow vulnerability that also could lead to code execution. The last is a cross-domain information leak vulnerability.

Users can get the current Flash version from the Flash Player Download Center. You can determine your current Flash version at this Web page.

Android users should get Flash updates through their service provider. Windows and Mac users of AIR can get player updates at the AIR Download Center.

Android AIR users can download a new client on Google Play or at the Amazon Appstore for Android. Determining the current AIR version on your system can be tricky. See this page for instructions.

The Adobe AIR SDK on Windows and Mac also is affected. Download a new version at the Adobe AIR Developer Center.

These vulnerabilities are most severe on Windows and Mac machines, but in theory also could be exploited on mobile platforms.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.