Adobe Issues Flash Security Advisory

Adobe Systems has issued a new security advisory for Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Acrobat. The company has rated a new vulnerability as “critical,” and said that it could result in a crash of your system, and result in the bad guys taking over your computer.

The problem exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.2 and earlier versions for Android. Adobe Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Mac OS X. The problem also exists in the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Mac OS X.

Adobe also said that there are active exploits target the vulnerability in the wild for Acrobat and Reader, though there are no known active exploits for Flash Player.

Adobe said it expects to have a fix for the vulnerability for Flash Player 10.x for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Android on November 9th, 2010, twelve days from now. A mere six days later, on November 15th, 2010, the company said it will have a fix for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x releases.

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