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Security Update: Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux & Android Currently Being Exploited

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 14:52

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Adobe Flash Player for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android users.

WHAT HAPPENED?
 
Adobe Systems recently released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android.
 
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software, refer to Security update available for Adobe Flash Player - APSB13-04.

 
AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
 

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.2261 and earlier versions for Linux operating systems
  • 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


 
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
 
You may not be aware you’re using Flash Player but it is freely available on most web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari.
 
This vulnerability is being actively exploited with at least 2 types of attacks to take control of your computer:

  1. One method is designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document (delivered as an email attachment), which contains malicious content.
  2. Targeting Flash Player in Firefox or Safari on the Macintosh platform.

 
 
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
 
Update Your Software
 
If you have a computer support coordinator (CSC), no action on your part is required.
 
If you don't have a CSC, visit Security update available for Adobe Flash Player for updates for your specific system.
 
 
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