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Flash Player Vulnerability Fixed

by Winston Sih | September 20, 2010September 20, 2010 1:22 pm PST

Adobe reported that they released a fix today for a critical hole exploited in Flash Player, at least a week earlier than anticipated.

The company had warned users of the vulnerability a week earlier and they said that a fix would be released by September 27th.  The vulnerability which allowed attackers to take control of a computer affected Adobe Flash Player as well as earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linus, Solaris and Android.

This issue also affected Adobe Reader 9.3.4 as well as earlier versions for Windows, Mac, and Unix, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac. Adobe noted it is not aware of any attacks exploiting the hole in Reader or Acrobat.

Adobe told the public to expect them to provide updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh and Unix as well as Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 for Windows and Macintosh, sometime during the week of October 4th.