in brief Adobe issued a fix yesterday for a critical hole being exploited in Flash Player, at least a week earlier than planned.
The company had warned of the vulnerability a week earlier and said it would release a fix the week of 27 September. The critical vulnerability, which could allow an attacker to take control of a computer, affects Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris and Android, according to the advisory.
The hole also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier version for Windows, Mac and Unix, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac. Adobe said it is not aware of any attacks exploiting the hole in Reader or Acrobat.
Adobe said it expects to provide updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh and Unix, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 for Windows and Macintosh during the week of 4 October.