Friday, 8 February 2013

After Java, Adobe now releases update to fix vunerability

After Java, Adobe now releases update to fix vunerability

After Java it is the turn was  turn of Adobe to release a security Patch for Flash Player.  The vulnerability is deemed as high risk, by Adobe, which allowed the hacker to take control of your system.

The security updates have been released for Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Android. Adobe stated that the vulnerability is quite serious and advises users to update Flash as soon as possible. The root of the problem lies in a vulnerability, CVE-2013-0633, being exploited. The exploit is designed to trick users into opening a Microsoft Word document that's delivered as an email attachment and contains malicious Flash (SWF) content. The exploit for the CVE-2013-0633 vulnerability targets the ActiveX version of Flash Player on Windows.

Additionally, the company also knows that another vulnerability, CVE-2013-0634, is being exploited in the wild. Attacks exploiting the vulnerability are being pushed through malicious Flash (SWF) content hosted on websites that target Flash Player in Firefox or Safari on Macintosh. 

Adobe has urged following installations to be updated, if your system is listed in here, you please download and apply the patch. 

Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149.
Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262.
Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.5.31.139 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest version of Internet Explorer 10, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.379.14 for Windows.
Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37.
Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.32.

The affected software versions include - 
Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.261 and earlier versions for Linux
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.36 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.31 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x

If you have any problems visit the Adobe website here to know more and download the patch. 

You can read more about the security issues with Adobe on my articles dated.13.2.2013 and dated 14.2.2013 

Please post your comments/suggestions on this article.

Vijay Prabhu





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