Adobe updates Flash; fixes critical vulnerabilities

The new version Adobe Flash Player addresses recently uncovered critical vulnerability in the software that could result in a crash and allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

The new version Adobe Flash Player addresses recently uncovered critical vulnerability in the software that could result in a crash and allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

The bug was present in Adobe Flash Player for all supported platforms in the versions before 10.1.82.76 (version 10.1.92.10 for Android), and has also been found in Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 9.3.4 and earlier on the Mac.

If you have version 10.1.82.76 or earlier installed, Adobe recommends you update to the latest player (currently 10.1.85.3). If you are unsure about the version installed, you can check at Adobe's About Flash page or just apply the latest update and you should be good to go.

The player can be downloaded at Adobe's Flash Player Download Center. For more information on this vulnerability, see the latest Adobe security bulletin on the issue.



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