Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26)

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  • Scanning For and Finding Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26)
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  • False positive/negatives
  • Patching/Repairing this vulnerability
  • Exploits related to Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26)

 

Vital information on this issue

Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26) is a high risk vulnerability that is one of the most frequently found on networks around the world. This issue has been around since at least 1990 but has proven either difficult to detect, difficult to resolve or prone to being overlooked entirely.

Vulnerability Name: Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26)
Test ID: 12834
Risk: High
Category: Policy Checks
Type: Attack
Summary:

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.1 for Android. These vulnerabilities, including CVE-2010-3654 referenced in Security Advisory APSA10-05, could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.102.64. We expect to make available an update for Flash Player 10.x for Android by November 9, 2010.

Impact: These vulnerabilities, including CVE-2010-3654 referenced in Security Advisory APSA10-05, could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Solution: Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player version 10.1.102.64, Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.289 or newer.
CVE: CVE-2010-3636
CVE-2010-3637
CVE-2010-3639
CVE-2010-3640
CVE-2010-3641
CVE-2010-3642
CVE-2010-3643
CVE-2010-3644
CVE-2010-3645
CVE-2010-3646
CVE-2010-3647
CVE-2010-3648
CVE-2010-3649
CVE-2010-3650
CVE-2010-3652
CVE-2010-3654
CVE-2010-3976
More Information: http://www.adobe.com
Nist NVD (CVSS): AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS Score: 9.3


Scanning for and finding Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26)

Use of Vulnerability Management tools, like AVDS, are standard practice for the discovery of this vulnerability. The primary failure of VA in finding this vulnerability is related to setting the proper scope and frequency of network scans. It is vital that the broadest range of hosts (active IPs) possible are scanned and that scanning is done frequently. We recommend weekly. Your existing scanning solution or set of test tools should make this not just possible, but easy and affordable. If that is not the case, please consider AVDS.

Penetration testing (pentest) for this vulnerability

The Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26) is prone to false positive reports by most vulnerability assessment solutions. AVDS is alone in using behavior based testing that eliminates this issue. For all other VA tools security consultants will recommend confirmation by direct observation. In any case Penetration testing procedures for discovery of Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26) produces the highest discovery accuracy rate, but the infrequency of this expensive form of testing degrades its value. The ideal would be to have pentesting accuracy and the frequency and scope possibilities of VA solutions, and this is accomplished only by AVDS.

Security updates on Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26)

For the most current updates on this vulnerability please check www.securiteam.com Given that this is one of the most frequently found vulnerabilities, there is ample information regarding mitigation online and very good reason to get it fixed. Hackers are also aware that this is a frequently found vulnerability and so its discovery and repair is that much more important. It is so well known and common that any network that has it present and unmitigated indicates "low hanging fruit" to attackers.

Confirming the presence of Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26)

AVDS is currently testing for and finding this vulnerability with zero false positives. If your current set of tools is indicating that it is present but you think it is probably a false positive, please contact us for a demonstration of AVDS. 

False positive/negatives

The secret killer of VA solution value is the false positive. There was an industry wide race to find the most vulnerabilities, including Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26) ,and this resulted in benefit to poorly written tests that beef up scan reports by adding a high percentage of uncertainty. This may have sold a lot of systems some years ago, but it also stuck almost all VA solutions with deliberately inaccurate reporting that adds time to repairs that no administrator can afford. Beyond Security did not participate in this race to mutually assured destruction of the industry and to this day produces the most accurate and actionable reports available.

Patching/repairing this vulnerability

Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26) is a high risk vulnerability that is also high frequency and high visibility. This is the most severe combination of security factors that exists and it is extremely important to find it on your network and fix it as soon as possible.

Exploits related to Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-26)

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