Adobe patches Flash Player faster than planned

Adobe rushes out patch for zero-day hole in Flash Player that is being used in attacks.


Adobe issued a fix today for a critical hole being exploited in Flash Player, at least a week earlier than planned.

The company had warned of the vulnerability a week earlier and said it would release a fix the week of September 27. The critical vulnerability, which could allow an attacker to take control of a computer, affects Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and Android, according to the advisory.

The hole also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier version for Windows, Mac, and Unix, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac. Adobe said it is not aware of any attacks exploiting the hole in Reader or Acrobat.

Adobe said it expects to provide updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 for Windows and Macintosh during the week of October 4.

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