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Adobe Fixes Vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Connect

Adobe today released updates for its Flash Player and Connect products to address several vulnerabilities that can be exploited for remote code execution, information disclosure, cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, and clickjacking.

An advisory published by Adobe for Flash Player shows that version 26.0.0.137 patches three critical vulnerabilities, including ones that can be exploited to take control of affected systems.

The list includes a critical memory corruption flaw that can lead to remote code execution (CVE-2017-3099) and two important information disclosure weaknesses caused by memory corruption and security bypass issues (CVE-2017-3100 and CVE-2017-3080). Jihui Lu of Tencent KeenLab and a researcher who uses the online moniker “bo13oy” have been credited for finding CVE-2017-3099, respectively CVE-2017-3100.

In the case of the Connect web conferencing software, Adobe patched three less severe vulnerabilities. The security holes have been described as a user interface bug that can be exploited for clickjacking attacks (CVE-2017-3101) and input validation problems that can allow reflected and stored XSS attacks (CVE-2017-3102, CVE-2017-3103).

The flaws, discovered by Anas Roubi, Adam Willard of Raytheon Foreground Security, and Alexis Laborier, affect Connect for Windows and they have been patched with the release of version 9.6.2.

Adobe said it was not aware of any attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities, but pointed out that some details of the Flash Player flaw tracked as CVE-2017-3080 were made public on July 3.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.