Thursday, December 18, 2014

Adobe plugs Flash Player 0-day vulnerability

Along with Microsoft, Adobe not only patched six security flaws in Flash but also addresses 20 vulns Reader and Acrobat. Out of six vulns patched in Flash, one is believed to be exploited wild. According to Adobe advisory, all fixes for Flash are rated as 'CRITICAL' allowing intruders to take complete control of the vulnerable system. These vulnerabilities affect Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Adobe credits security researcher 'bilou' who flagged the issue via Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) owned by HP. Flash versions and earlier, and earlier 13.x versions, and and earlier versions for Linux are vulnerable and urged users to apply the fix on earliest basis, Adobe stated in the advisory. <more>

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