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Windows 7: Zero-day Flash bug under active attack in Windows threatens OS X,Linux

29 Apr 2014   #1
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Zero-day Flash bug under active attack in Windows threatens OS X,Linux

A day after reports that attackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, researchers warned of a separate active campaign that was targeting a critical vulnerability in fully patched versions of Adobe's ubiquitous Flash media player.

The attacks were hosted on the Syrian Ministry of Justice website at hxxp:// and were detected on seven computers located in Syria, leading to theories that the campaign targeted dissidents complaining about the government of President Bashar al-Assad, according to a blog post published Monday by researchers from antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab. The attacks exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Flash when people used the Firefox browser to access a booby-trapped page. The attackers appear to be unrelated to those reported on Sunday who exploited a critical security bug in Internet Explorer, a Kaspersky representative told Ars.

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