Adobe released new versions of Flash Player and Connect web conferencing software to fix important and critical vulnerabilities.
According to the security advisory published by Adobe for Flash Player, the new version 126.96.36.199 patches three critical vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution flaw tracked as CVE-2017-3099 that can be exploited by attackers to take full control of affected systems.
Adobe also the following important vulnerabilities:
Security Bypass issue tracked as CVE-2017-3080 that could result in information disclosure.
Memory Corruption tracked as CVE-2017-3100 that could result in Memory address disclosure.
Adobe credited Jihui Lu of Tencent KeenLab for finding the CVE-2017-3099 and the researchers “bo13oy” from Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative for the CVE-2017-3100 flaw.
Adobe also patched three flaws in the Connect web conferencing software, the flaw affects the user interface and can be exploited for clickjacking attacks (CVE-2017-3101) and reflected and stored XSS attacks (CVE-2017-3102, CVE-2017-3103).
“Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Connect for Windows. This update resolves two input validation vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-3102, CVE-2017-3103) that could be used in reflected and stored cross-site scripting attacks, respectively. This update also includes a mitigation to protect users from UI redressing (or clickjacking) attacks (CVE-2017-3101).” reads the security advisory issued by Adobe.
Adobe credited Anas Roubi, Adam Willard of Raytheon Foreground Security, and Alexis Laborier for finding the issues, the company issued the release version 9.6.2 that fixed the problems.
Adobe declared that it is not aware of any attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities, but highlighted that details of the CVE-2017-3080 Flash Player flaw were publicly disclosed on July 3.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.