Given the endless stream of security vulnerabilities that have continued to plague Adobe Flash for years, it’s almost a surprise that Flash isn’t entirely dead just yet. The latest Flash vulnerability to make waves is a zero-day exploit that was initially relayed to us via a security advisory from Adobe itself. Notably, researchers from Kaspersky Labs helped unearth the exploit.
According to the advisory, the critical vulnerability affects machines running Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS. Or, in other words, everybody. “Successful exploitation,” Adobe notes, “could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”
And as if that weren’t worrisome enough, Adobe notes that it won’t have a patch ready to address the vulnerability until later in the week.