Chrome gets Flash Player exploit fix ahead of rivals

Google may have seen its Chrome browser come through Pwn2Own unscathed, but that doesn't mean everything in the app is safe. The search giant has fixed a Flash Player bug which Adobe described as "critical"; however, other browsers will be forced to wait on Adobe's own testing.

Google jumped the queue because of its deal with Adobe over Flash integration in Chrome, getting early access to the latest builds including the bug-fixed version currently in the pipeline. Those not using Chrome could still fall foul of the exploit, which embeds a Flash file in an Excel document that, if opened on a PC, can open that computer up to hacker access. Adobe hopes to release a fix for Flash Player on other browsers this week.