Thursday, July 12, 2007

Adobe Flash Player critical vulnerabilities

For Mac, Windows and Linux users:

Adobe has announced the release of three critical patches for Flash Player, a plug-in used by your browser to display Flash content.

You can visit the Adobe Flash page to get updated. If you use more than one browser (IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari etc) you should repeat the process for each browser.

Details about the fixes at:

Patch or upgrade your browser at:

If you cannot upgrade to version 9.x (certain older systems), Adobe has also released these patches for version 7.x at:

"Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these potential vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. A malicious SWF must be loaded in Flash Player by the user for an attacker to exploit these potential vulnerabilities. Users are recommended to update to the most current version of Flash Player available for their platform.

Adobe categorizes this as a critical issue and recommends affected users upgrade to version (Win, Mac, Solaris) or (Linux)."

Also - a reminder that Microsoft released several critical patches for their operating systems and Office last Tuesday. You know what to do if you don't use auto-updates.