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Windows 7: Critical Flash flaw won't be fixed until next week

15 Mar 2011   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Critical Flash flaw won't be fixed until next week

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Adobe Systems has discovered a "critical vulnerability" in its Flash Player that might cause all kinds of trouble for users.

The company said yesterday that the flaw could cause a user's computer or mobile device to crash--and, more concerning, that the vulnerability could "potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." So far, the company has discovered that the vulnerability is being exploited in Flash files, as well as through Microsoft Excel. Adobe said that the issue hasn't affected Reader or Acrobat.

The flaw affects Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions of the platform running on every major operating system, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris. It's also an issue on Android devices running Flash 10.1 and earlier.

Adobe plans to release a fix for the vulnerability sometime next week. Until then, the company warned users to "follow security best practices by keeping their anti-malware software and definitions up to date."
Read more:

Critical Flash flaw won't be fixed until next week | The Digital Home - CNET News

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15 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Hm, I see that Adobe is doing a A1 job of competing with Sun's Java to become the number one exploited program on the Internet.
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16 Mar 2011   #3

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
Hm, I see that Adobe is doing a A1 job of competing with Sun's Java to become the number one exploited program on the Internet.
I think Adobe is doing a good job of that
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17 Mar 2011   #4

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
And it gets better

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Adobe has published a security advisory in response to a critical flaw found in Flash Player. The vulnerability affects Flash Player for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and Android, and also impacts the authplay.dll component included in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X.

Adobe is working on a fix for the vulnerability. An update for Flash Player, Acrobat, and some versions of Reader is expected to be available sometime next week. However, because the sandbox protection in the Windows version of Adobe Reader X would protect against this flaw being exploited, Adobe does not plan to update that software until the next regular quarterly update scheduled for June 14.
Read more:

Adobe Flash Hit with Zero-Day Exploit - PCWorld Business Center
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19 Mar 2011   #5

windows 7
 
 
Flash Player

Google.Com, has flash player that is operational. Necessary sometime to c/c/p, and I am very annoyed, Adobe.com, isn't operational. See some of the posts listed are old.


Thanks,
curtisav4
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21 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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