Flash Player Critical Vulnerability Details Announced

Adobe has announced in a security bulletin that Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and Acrobat each contain a critical vulnerability which if exploited, could allow someone to gain control of your system.

The vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions ( for Chrome users) and effects this particular version running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris. As well as effecting the desktop and laptops, those running Flash player on the Android OS (version and earlier) there is also a problem with this version.

Other version details are fully listed in the security bulletin released yesterday.

The vulnerability can be exploited through .swf and .xls files although Adobe Reader and Acrobat users are not known to be hacked just yet.

As for an update, this should be addressed (the Flash Player problem) by the end of next week. For Adobe Reader, it looks like an update will be coming later this year due to Adobe Reader X having a protected mode.

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