Adobe Fixes Flash Player Vulnerability

Last week Adobe published an unscheduled emergency patch for Flash Player to address many critical security issues.

Systems affected:

  • Flash Player versions up to and including for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris
  • Versions and earlier for Android

The Flash Player updates are the company’s response to a recently discovered universal cross-site scripting (XSS) hole. According to Adobe, the vulnerability is already being actively exploited by attackers to bypass the same origin policy, allowing them to, for example, take actions on a user’s behalf on any Web site, or steal a victim’s cookies. For an attack to be successful, a victim must click on a malicious link.

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