Adobe issued security updates for Flash Player and Shockwave Player products. The security updates released by the company on Tuesday address seven vulnerabilities in Flash Player and one flaw in Shockwave Player.
The Flash Player 188.8.131.52 version fixes critical security vulnerabilities that affect version 184.108.40.206 and earlier on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS.
The flaws could be exploited by an attacker to gain control over the vulnerable system.
“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. ” reads the security advisory published by Adobe.
The list of vulnerabilities addressed by the security updates includes a buffer overflow CVE-2017-2997 flaw, two memory corruption issues (CVE-2017-2998, CVE-2017-2999), a random number generator flaw (CVE-2017-3000), and three use-after-free vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-3001, CVE-2017-3002, CVE-2017-3003).
Adobe thanked the following researchers for reporting the flaws:
The security updates also fixed an important privilege escalation flaw in Shockwave Player (CVE-2017-2983) related to the directory search path used to find resources.
The flaw discovered by Nitesh Shilpkar.
According to Adobe, there is no evidence that vulnerabilities fixed by the security updates have been exploited by threat actors in the wild.
(Security Affairs – Flash Player, security updates)