Adobe warns of critical Flash and Air vulnerabilities

Graham Cluley

Adobe has published a security advisory announcing that it will be issuing a critical update to its Flash and Air products next week.

Details of the vulnerabilities, which will apply to Adobe Flash Player and earlier, and Adobe AIR 1.5.2 and previous versions, have not yet been made public, but users are being advised to keep an eye on Adobe’s PSIRT blog for additional information.

It’s been a tough year security-wise for Adobe, as hackers have increasingly targeted the company’s products, hunting for vulnerabilities to exploit.

The reason why Adobe’s products (This is also true of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader which handle PDF files) have captured the attention of cybercriminals is that they are so ubiquitous. It’s not an outrageous gamble for…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.