Adobe flashes security updates

Adobe Systems issues three critical security updates designed to address vulnerabilities in its Flash Player.

Adobe Systems this week issued three critical security updates designed to address vulnerabilities in its Flash Player, according to a security advisory issued by the company.

Adobe Flash Player, and, as well as their earlier versions running on all platforms, are affected.

Users loading a malicious vector graphics file format (SWF) in their Flash Player may find attackers exploiting security flaws due to an input validation error in and earlier versions, according to a security advisory by Secunia. Attackers, as a result, can gain remote access to a user's system.

In versions and earlier running on Linux and Solaris, malicious attackers could exploit an error in the interaction between the Flash Player with certain browsers. As a result, that could potentially lead to a leaking of key strokes to a Flash Player applet, Secunia noted. Flash Player 9 is not affected.

Versions and earlier contain a bug due to insufficient validation of the HTTP referer. As a result, an attacker could execute a cross-site forgery attack. Flash Player 9, however, is not affected.

Adobe recommends that users upgrade to for Windows, Mac and Solaris, or for Linux.

Adobe Flash Player 9 is the recommended solution for the other two versions that contain security flaws.


Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
Tech industry's high-flying 2014
Uber's tumultuous ups and downs in 2014 (pictures)
The best and worst quotes of 2014 (pictures)
A roomy range from LG (pictures)
This plain GE range has all of the essentials (pictures)
Sony's 'Interview' heard 'round the world (pictures)