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Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player (APSA16-02)

May 10, 2016 9:53AM PDT
Release date: May 10, 2016

Vulnerability identifier: APSB16-02

CVE number: CVE-2016-4117

Platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Summary
A critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-4117) exists in Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.226 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS. Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-4117 exists in the wild. Adobe will address this vulnerability in our monthly security update, which will be available as early as May 12.

Severity rating:
Adobe categorizes this as a critical vulnerability.

Security Advisory:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa16-02.html

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