Heads-up: Adobe fast-tracks fix for Flash Player zero-day

Heads-up: Adobe fast-tracks fix for Flash Player zero-day

Summary: In the wake of zero-day attacks against a critical vulnerability in its software products, Adobe is fast-tracking an emergency fix for the widely deployed Flash Player.

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In the wake of zero-day attacks against a critical vulnerability in its software products, Adobe is fast-tracking an emergency fix for the widely deployed Flash Player.

The patch was originally scheduled for release on November 9 but Adobe now says the patch will be ready tomorrow (November 4, 2010).

From Adobe's updated advisory:

We are in the process of finalizing a fix for the issue and expect to provide an update for Flash Player 10.x for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris by November 4, 2010. We expect to make available an update for Flash Player 10.x for Android by November 9, 2010. We expect to make available an update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions during the week of November 15, 2010.

Adobe under attack: New PDF, Flash zero-day ]

The vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild with booby-trapped PDF documents.  The zero-day attacks are currently targeted Windows users.

According to Adobe, the attacks are only against Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

As a temporary mitigation, Adobe suggests deleting, renaming, or removing access to the authplay.dll file that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x.

Topics: Hardware, Enterprise Software, Linux, Open Source, Operating Systems, Servers, Software, Windows

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  • Why exactly is Adobe still in the web-business?

    Honestly, it is amazing that the same company that makes Photoshop can, year after year, produce that pile of dog poop known as Flash.
    croberts
    • RE: Heads-up: Adobe fast-tracks fix for Flash Player zero-day

      @croberts - they bought the pile of dog poop. Silly them. Remember it was macromedia's before. Wish they'd just junk it completely.
      BTW - anyone know what mitigation non windows users can do?
      maxfried
  • Adobe suggests deleting, renaming, or removing access to the authplay.dll f

    what said adobe ?
    <i>"Adobe suggests deleting, renaming, or removing access to the authplay.dll file "<i>
    is Adobe ctazy ? how an average windows could know how to do that ?
    and what about those who didnt either know about it ?
    will they still get infected untill the glorious adobe make a patch next few months ???
    Adobe get away from the WEB !
    LionSaba