Friday, February 08, 2013

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player

Adobe recently discovered that earlier versions of Flash Player on both Windows and Macintosh machines are vulnerable to attacks. With CVE-2013-0634 being exploited in the wild, Adobe has released some security updates, which will address these vulnerabilities. 
 
According to the Adobe Security Bulletin, these ‘vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,’ going on to add that, ‘targeted attacks designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content.’ A more detailed overview of the vulnerabilities were reported by the National Vulnerability Database.

You’ll want to determine your Flash Player version and update, if necessary. Mac OS X & Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003 users will want to update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149.