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 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, 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 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199 users upgrade to 188.8.131.52 for Windows, Mac and Solaris, or 184.108.40.206 for Linux.
Adobe Flash Player 9 is the recommended solution for the other two versions that contain security flaws.