Adobe releases patch for Flash hole

Adobe just released a patch for a Flash Player problem that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Updates are available for most Flash installations on WindowsMac and Linux computers.

The critical vulnerabilities were identified to have affected a file that shipped with Flash Player 9.x and 10.x for Windows, MacOS X, and Linux, and with Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix.

In a security advisory released yesterday, Adobe said the problem is now fixed and urges users to patch their installations as the company categorized the problem to be a critical issue.

Matt Rozen from Adobe posted a note on Twitter which gave a link that users can access to download the patched version. You can visit the site here.

An article from the Washington Post website also reminds users that they may need to install the update more than once, depending on the number of browsers your computer has.

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10300329-83.html

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Ahleen is a tech columnist who has written about a wide range of technology from driver-less cars to electronic diapers. She is a certified nerd and considers chocolate to be the smartest invention of mankind.

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