Adobe rolls out security updates for Flash player

Feb 7, 2013
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Adobe rolls out security updates for Flash player

Adobe has rolled out its latest security updates for Flash Player that are said to concern issues resulting in possible crashes and leave the computer vulnerable to attackers. The update is for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android, with the company recommending that all users update Flash as soon as possible. This is the latest move in addressing growing concerns with exploits and vulnerabilities that have been cropping up.

The security updates are for Flash Player version 11.5.502.146 and earlier for Windows and OS X, and version 11.2.202.261 and earlier for Linux. The Android security update is for version 11.1.111.31, and is for Android versions 3.x and 2.x. All of the updates take care of security vulnerabilities leaving the various systems open to attack.

This follows reports that CVE-2013-0633 is being actively exploited in the wild in an attack that tricks users into downloading and opening a Word doc included as an email attachment. The file contains harmful Flash content, and is specific to Windows users running ActiveX. Those who download the security update won't have to worry about this.

Likewise, reports have also rolled in showing that CVE-2013-0634 is also being exploited, this one via malicious Flash content found on websites. The content specifically targets Flash in Safari and Firefox for Mac users. The same is also used to exploit Windows users via the tainted Word doc attached to an email.

[via Adobe]


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