Adobe Releases Critical Zero Day Exploit Patch for Flash

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Adobe released a patch for Flash Player 12.0.0.43 and earlier on Tuesday that patches what the company is calling a critical Mac and Windows security flaw that's already being exploited. The issue could let remote attackers take control over victim's computers.

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According to Adobe's release notes,

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.43 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.335 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address a critical vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.

Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for this vulnerability exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions.

The new Flash Player version for Mac and Windows users is 12.0.0.44, and a Linux update to version 11.2.202.336 is available, too.

Adobe can check to see which version of Flash is installed on your Mac, and you can download the latest version from the Adobe Flash webpage.

Comments

Lee Dronick

Can we get an F rating, a filter in the browser, for websites that use Flash? You would get a warning before the page loads and an option to continue or cancel.

RonMacGuy

Another year, another thousand Flash problems/updates. If my daughters didn’t love their online gaming so much I would have uninstalled this crapware years ago.

geoduck

Lee, That’s what ClickToFlash does more or less.

Lee Dronick

True that Geoduck.

adamC

Only the contents controllers at the cable companies and content creators are using Flash.

Perhaps they should learn from sites that stream free movies which are using quicktime for their movies and also to cash in on iDevices users.

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