Cross-platform Security Advisory for Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Ouch. This affects virtually everyone including Mac, Linux, and Windows users. More can be found here at the PSIRT site. And yes, there is malware already associated already with it.

    • A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems, and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2010-1297) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
    • There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

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  • anil

    then how to view the videos uploaded?
    with no flash player???
    we have to loose them??

    • Charles Jeter

      Hi Anil,

      Actually, the Flash Player is at risk, it’s not disabled. There is no loss of data involved, merely the notice that users should be aware that earlier versions are going to have this vulnerability and everyone should update as soon as possible. Other precautions would be to have proper AV protection, such as what ESET offers.

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