Adobe Flash Under Active Attack in Windows Threatens OS X, Linux Too.

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Adobe Flash Under Active Attack in Windows Threatens OS X, Linux Too.

Adobe has released a security bulletin on Monday, addressing a critical vulnerability within its Flash product that could allow an entrance for hackers to remotely take control of an affected system. The company states its aware of this report that the security hole is being exploited most towards Windows machines, but has noted that Macs and Linux computers are also vulnerable.

Versions.

The versions that are affected by this attack include Flash Player 13.0.0.182 and earlier version for Windows, Flash Player 13.0.0.201 and earlier version for Mac, as well as Flash Player 11.2.202.350 and earlier versions for Linux. Adobe has recommends that user update their product installations to latest versions:

  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 and earlier versions for Windows should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.201 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.350 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.356.
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206 for Windows 8.0.
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 installed with Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206 for Windows 8.1.

Updates.

To make things much simpler, unless the user is current on the latest versions of Chrome or Internet Explorer, they’ll want to manually update Adobe Flash immediately. The latest version can be downloaded directly at the Adobe Download Center.

For those who are using Flash for Linux, Adobe has given the issue a lower priority rating of 3, compared to the 1 given to Windows and Mac. Even so, its recommended that Linux users update, even if their systems aren’t currently the main targets

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