A patch has just been released for Adobe that fixes a serious flash vulnerability used in targeted attacks. The update will fix the vulnerability in Windows, Mac, Linux and Android systems.
Adobe is urging customers to update their systems as soon as possible as there is an exploit in the wild right now that targets Flash on Windows Explorer.
"These updates address an object confusion vulnerability (CVE-2012-0779) that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
There are reports that the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious file delivered in an email message. The exploit targets Flash Player on Internet Explorer for Windows only," Adobe said in its advisory.
Flash has become one of the preferred targets for hackers these days, thanks in part to its presence on hundreds of millions of machines around the world. With an exploit already circulating for IE on Windows, it may not be long before exploits for Flash on other platforms surface, as well. The time to patch is now.
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