Adobe issues emergency Flash update to patch zero-day exploit

Posted: February 4, 2014 in Analysis, Best Practices
Tags: , , ,

Adobe released an emergency update today for its Flash Player to guard against a zero-day exploit, which could allow attackers to gain remote access to an affected machine. The security flaw has been elevated to “critical” status, which is Adobe’s highest threat level. Ars Technica reports the exploit can be triggered by “underlying code that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code” if a person navigates to a malicious site hosting an attack.

Windows and Mac users are affected by this zero-day exploit if running Adobe FLash Player 12.0.0.43 and earlier versions. Linux users are also affected if running 11.2.202.335 or earlier versions of Flash Player. Users running Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 10/11 will automatically be updated to the latest Adobe Flash Player version, 12.0.0.44, which will be bundled with the browser. Other users are advised to install the update as soon as possible.

Source: Adobe , softonic

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s