Adobe releases security update for Flash Player

New versions of Adobe Flash Player have been released today in order to patch a critical vulnerability in earlier versions of the program for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android.

The flaw in question also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, and could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

“There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Flash Player on Windows. Adobe is not aware of any attacks exploiting this vulnerability against Adobe Reader or Acrobat to date,” says in the security advisory.

Users are advised to update their software immediately. Updates for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat will be issued during the week of October 4, 2010. Google Chrome users can update to Chrome 6.0.472.62, which includes an updated Flash Player plugin.

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