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Adobe security alert.

March 14, 2017

Advisory overview

Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 8 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 2 bulletins announced today by Adobe. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit our blog to see how to prioritize remediation.

Non-Qualys customers can audit their network for these and other vulnerabilities by signing up for a Qualys Free Trial, or by trying our FreeScan service.

Vulnerability details

Adobe has released 2 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:

  • Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB17-07)

    Severity
    Urgent 5
    Qualys ID
    370337
    Vendor Reference
    APSB17-07
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2017-2997, CVE-2017-2998, CVE-2017-2999, CVE-2017-3000, CVE-2017-3001, CVE-2017-3002, CVE-2017-3003
    CVSS Scores
    Base 10 / Temporal 7.4
    Description
    Cross-platform plugin plays animations, videos and sound files in .SWF format.

    These vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. ( CVE-2017-2997, CVE-2017-2998, CVE-2017-2999, CVE-2017-3000, CVE-2017-3001, CVE-2017-3002, CVE-2017-3003)

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe Flash Player 24.0.0.221 and earlier

    Consequence
    Successful exploitation allows a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.
    Solution
    Customers are advised to refer to APSB17-07 for updates pertaining to this vulnerability.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    apsb17-07 MAC OS X
    apsb17-07 Windows

  • Adobe Shockwave Player Privilege Escalation Vulnerablity (APSB17-08)

    Severity
    Critical 4
    Qualys ID
    370338
    Vendor Reference
    APSB17-08
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2017-2983
    CVSS Scores
    Base 6.8 / Temporal 5
    Description
    Adobe Shockwave Player is a multimedia player available for multiple platforms.

    This update resolves a Privilege Escalation vulnerability.

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2.7.197 and earlier versions on the Windows operating system.

    Consequence

    Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow an attacker to escalate privileges.

    Solution
    The vendor has released an update to resolve this issue. Adobe recommends that users install Shockwave Player version 12.2.8.198. The updated version is available for download at the Shockwave Player Download site.

    Refer to the vendor advisory APSB17-08 to obtain additional details about these vulnerabilities.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB17-08

These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.3.562-5. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.

Selective Scan Instructions Using Qualys

To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 370337
    • 370338
  4. If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
  5. If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.

In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.

Access for Qualys Customers

Technical Support

For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.

About Qualys

The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance applications provides organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance solutions, while drastically reducing their total cost of ownership. Qualys solutions include: continuous monitoring, vulnerability management, policy compliance, PCI compliance, security assessment questionnaire, web application scanning, web application firewall, malware detection and SECURE Seal for security testing of web sites.