Adobe issues two critical Flash Player updates

By | March 28, 2012

Posted in: Network Security Trends

There's an update two more critical security vulnerabilities for the ubiquitous, popular and so very vulnerable Adobe Flash Player. While Adobe security updates lack the predictability of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, they crop up with disturbing frequency. Windows user have the option of using the new background updater to automatically install the updates.

Adobe rates this update as Priority 2 (1 being the most urgent, 3, the least), meaning  it "resolves vulnerabilities in a product that has historically been at elevated risk" — Flash Player, of course —  "there are no known exploits,"but the vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

The vulnerabilities affect Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x.

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