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Adobe reports Flash, Reader and Acrobat vulnerability

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Oct 2010 17:01 User comments (4)

Adobe reports Flash, Reader and Acrobat vulnerability Adobe has revealed the discovery of a zero-day vulnerability that affects its Flash player, Reader and Acrobat software.
The vulnerabilities can be used by malicious users to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer, according to the advisory published by Adobe. The company said that the vulnerability affects version and earlier of Flash Player for the Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems.

The authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Mac and Linux is also at risk, while mobile users are also vulnerable as Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android are vulnerable.

Adobe Acrobat 9.4 and previous 9.x versions are also vulnerable for Windows and Mac.

Adobe is working on a fix for the unpatched flaw and expects to provide an update by November 9th, while following with fixes for Adobe Reader and Acrobat during the week of November 15th, which unfortunately gives plenty of time to malware peddlers to attack.

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4 user comments

129.10.2010 17:42

Not the first time with your bloated POS. Like Apple said, go away!

230.10.2010 1:06

lol man these guys always seems to have a vulnerability. Can they not go a few months without one.

330.10.2010 5:09

They can't go two weeks without a major hole that allows execution of malware.

I like having the CHOICE to use Flash, I like having the CHOICE to download apps, whatever they may be, and I like having my CHOICE of network and phone model...choices=freedom. Do you want to be a slave to every insane whim of Steve Jobs? If you own an iPhone or iPad, you already are.

430.10.2010 17:29

wow i think microsoft goes longer than these guys. thank god i dont use ANY adobe products.

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