Adobe fixes Flash in response to zero-day flaw

Adobe said the flaw, which it classified as "important", affects Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.16 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.22 and earlier versions for Android.

The company recommends that users update their affected software for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, but Android users will have to wait until sometime this week for an update.

“Adobe is still investigating the impact to the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Adobe is not aware of any attacks targeting Adobe Reader or Acrobat in the wild”, the company said.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, commented about the update: “It doesn't matter if you run Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris or even Android. If Adobe goes public about a security vulnerability in its Flash product, you better install the patch to protect against the problem.”
 

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