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15 Apr 2011   #1

Adobe releases emergency update for Flash Player

"Adobe has announced it will release an update for its Flash Player on Friday 15 April, fixing a vulnerability that is currently being exploited.
The vulnerability, which affects Flash Player 10.2.x on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, can be used by attackers to take control of an infected system. It is currently being used via Flash embedded in malicious websites and in Microsoft Word documents. In the latter case, spam messages - usually referring to the Fukushima nuclear disaster - arrive with a Word file attached. On opening the file, the Flash code is executed and, after allowing remote access for the attacker, the document is replaced by a clean version to avoid detection."

An analysis can be found here:-

Analysis of the CVE-2011-0611 Adobe Flash Player vulnerability exploitation - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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15 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

Adobe recommends all users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris upgrade to the newest version by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users can install the update via the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted.

Google Chrome users can update to Chrome version 10.0.648.205 or later.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 2.6.19120 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux update to Adobe AIR 2.6.19140.

Adobe expects to make available an update for Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android no later than the week of April 25, 2011.
Adobe - Security Bulletins: APSB11-07 - Security update available for Adobe Flash Player
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15 Apr 2011   #3

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

It came with an automatic Chrome update today.
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16 Apr 2011   #4

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1

Hey, thanks for the headzup, wily..

did the update manually, via Adobe's site
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