February 5, 2015
Adobe Flash Player is prone to multiple unspecified security vulnerabilities. Attackers can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Failed attacks may cause denial-of-service conditions.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Ensure that all nonadministrative tasks, such as browsing the web and reading email, are performed as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.
To prevent a successful exploit of script-execution vulnerabilities, disable support for script code and active content within the client browser. Note that this tactic might adversely affect websites that rely on HTML or script code.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
Elia Florio and Dave Weston of Microsoft and Peter Pi of Trend Micro, bilou working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative, bilou working with the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program, Robert Swiecki of Google, Mark Brand of Google Project Zero and Natalie Silvanovich, working with Google Project Zero, Anonymous working with the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program, Jihui Lu of KeenTeam (@K33nTeam) working with the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program, Ian Beer of Google Project Zero, Wen Guanxing from Venustech ADLAB.
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