Adobe finds gaping security hole in latest version of Flash Player for PC, Android

By on April 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM.

Adobe finds gaping security hole in latest version of Flash Player for PC, Android

Adobe has identified a zero-day exploit in the latest version of Flash Player 10.2 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Using the the security hole, an attacker can potentially run malicious code and even take control of an affected system.¬†While the vulnerability and potential damage to a system are significant, common sense will help users avoid the issue in most cases. The malicious code that takes advantage of this exploit is typically delivered as a Flash file embedded in a Microsoft Word document attached to an email. Most users in this day and age know to avoid such files. Adobe is currently working on a fix for the security hole, though the company has not stated when the fix might become available. More →

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Adobe reveals zero day exploit in Flash, Android affected

By on September 14, 2010 at 1:15 PM.

Adobe reveals zero day exploit in Flash, Android affected

Adobe has revealed a critical, zero day exploit in Adobe Flash that is affecting WIndows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris, and Android systems. Adobe does not provide much detail about the issue, but does state that the vulnerability could “cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” The post states that at present, only Flash Player for Windows is being actively exploited. This is the second critical vulnerability being reported by Adobe in under 7 days. Updates on the zero day bug and forthcoming patch can be found on Adobe’s security bulletin website, found here. More →

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