Adobe Warns Hackers are Exploiting Flash Security Flaw

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A new Flash security flaw has been discovered, and it looks like hackers are already taking advantage of it to gain control over victim’s computers. The vulnerability is apparently in Flash Player 10.0.45.2 and earlier, and impacts Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9, too.

The exploit allows attackers to use maliciously crafted Flash content to crash the Flash player, and potentially take control of the affected computer. The exploit impacts the Mac, Windows, Linux and Solaris versions of Flash Player, and the Mac, Windows and UNIX versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

“There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat,” Adobe stated in a security advisory.

The news of the flaw comes as Adobe and Apple have been publicly sparring over the lack of Flash support for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, along with Apple’s policy that blocks compiling Flash-based applications for iPhone OS.

Adobe hasn’t announced a time frame yet for patching the security flaw.

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Comments

Tiger

Whew. At least iPhones and iPads are safe…

raspberry

Nemo

It seems that Mr. Jobs’ complaints about Flash have some objective merit beyond any alleged nefarious intent by Apple to enhance its revenues by excluding Flash from its mobile devices and excluding cross compilers (Translators) from the tools for developing apps for the iPhone OS.  Of course, that allegation that Apple was excluding Flash and Translators to enhances its profits was always nonsense, because Apple enhances neither its revenues or profits by excluding Flash or prohibiting the use of Translators for developing iPhone OS apps.  Apple provides its tools to developers for next to nothing, and excluding Flash doesn’t generate revenues.  So maybe Apple’s position really is based on the technical merits and its desire to make the best possible products.

daemon

It seems that Mr. Jobs? complaints about Flash have some objective merit beyond any alleged nefarious intent by Apple to enhance its revenues

Your complete lack of knowledge is dangerous. Please stop posting about things you know nothing about.

OldGuy

daemon, your comment adds no knowledge to the thread.  Only an all too common nasty tone. IF you cannot be bothered supporting your nastiness with facts, then don’t bother posting.

BurmaYank

“daemon ...IF you cannot be bothered supporting your nastiness with facts, then don?t bother posting.”

Hear! Hear!

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