Adobe patches Flash Player zero-day

Adobe has shipped another Flash Player update to fix a critical vulnerability that was being exploited in live malware attacks.

Adobe has shipped another Flash Player update to fix a critical vulnerability that was being exploited in live malware attacks.

The flaw, which surfaced last week as a zero-day attack against Windows systems, allows remote code execution via rigged Flash files.

According to Adobe, the vulnerability affects Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris.   It also affects Flash Player 10.1.92.10 for Android.

The security hole also allows code execution on Adobe Reader but that product will not be patched until the week of October 4, 2010.

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This vulnerability (CVE-2010-2884) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Flash Player on Windows. Adobe is not aware of any attacks exploiting this vulnerability against Adobe Reader or Acrobat to date.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3.

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