Adobe Releases Flash Security Fix (Early)

Adobe announced Monday a security fix for Flash 10.1.x to address a serious issue that was first disclosed on September 13th, 2010. Adobe had announced at that time that a fix would be forthcoming on October 4th, making today’s release an early one.

The security flaw had been labeled critical, and it made it possible for the bad guys to take over a Mac or PC if they could lure you to a maliciously crafted Web page. It affects Flash player for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris, all of which were patched today.

The exploit also affects Adobe Reader, and the company has not yet released a fix for that product.