Critical zero-day vulnerability found in Adobe Flash, Reader, Acrobat

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

There’s more bad news for the users of Adobe’s products, as the company has just advised that it has discovered critical security vulnerabilities in versions of Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat.

According to an advisory published by the firm, the vulnerabilities can be exploited by malicious hackers to run malicious code on victims computers.

Adobe says that version 10.1.85.3 and earlier of Flash Player for the Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems are vulnerable. In addition, Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.2 and earlier versions for Android; and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems are at risk.

Finally, Adobe Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems are also vulnerable.

Adobe says…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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, or drop him an email.

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