Adobe announces Security Alert for Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and Acrobat users

Adobe has issued an alert to warn users of its products affected by a security flaw deemed critical.

It was June 4 when Adobe had announced about this Security Alert on their website. It is described as Critical security flaw affecting Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

About Adobe Flash Player, the latest version and all previous (9.0x) are concerned and for whatever is the operating system Windows, Macintosh, Linux or Solaris.

Same story for the next version of Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX systems, or vulnerability comes from the critical authplay.dll file. Note that versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.x 8.x are not affected.

Specifically, this vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS attack) and allow take remote control of the compromised computer. According to Adobe, it appears that this vulnerability is already currently used.

Problem, yet no patch available to correct this flaw, but Adobe has to work. Regarding Flash Player, there is a solution, install the latest 10.1, which is at version RC7 (near the final version) and is not affected by this vulnerability.


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