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A vulnerability in Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux is being exploited in the wild

AdobeFlashPlayerLogoAdobe has released new versions of Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux, to address a vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild.

The vulnerable versions are and earlier versions for Windows; and earlier versions for Macintosh; and and earlier versions for Linux. These same versions embedded in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 and in Google Chrome will be updated automatically through those products’ update mechanisms.

The new versions are for Windows and Mac and for Linux.

This attack and update are unrelated to the zero day IE vulnerability just disclosed, the attack for which uses a Flash .SWF file as an attack vector. In that case no vulnerability has been indicated in Flash itself.

The vulnerability, which will be designated CVE-2014-0515, was reported to Google by Alexander Polyakov of Kaspersky Labs.

Source: Associated Press


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