Adobe plugs dangerous Flash Player security holes

Summary:Adobe has shipped a critical Flash Player update to fix at least seven documented security vulnerabilities that expose nearly every computer user to dangerous hacker attacks.

Adobe has shipped a critical Flash Player update to fix at least seven documented security vulnerabilities that expose nearly every computer user to dangerous hacker attacks.

The Flash Player 10.0.42.34 update is available for all platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X).  A new version off Adobe AIR is also available. Here are the raw details:

From Adobe's advisory:

  • This update resolves a vulnerability in the parsing of JPEG data that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3794).
  • This update resolves a data injection vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3796).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3797).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3798).
  • This update resolves an integer overflow vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3799).
  • This update resolves multiple crash vulnerabilities that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3800).
  • This update resolves a Windows-only local file name access vulnerability in the  Flash Player ActiveX control that could potentially lead to information disclosure (CVE-2009-3951). This updates the previously patched issue, CVE-2008-4820.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR version 1.5.2 and earlier versions update to Adobe AIR 1.5.3.

To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu.  If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Security

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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