Adobe Patches Flash Vulnerabilities
Adobe this week fixed critical vulnerabilities within its Flash Player that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. According to a company advisory, all current versions of Flash 9, 8 and 7 are affected by the problem, which relates to not validating certain input.
As a result, Adobe has released new versions of Flash for all platforms. 22.214.171.124 is the newest release for Windows and Mac, while 126.96.36.199 is available for Linux. 188.8.131.52 has also been released for Flash 8 users, in addition to a patch for users who cannot upgrade from Flash 7. More information and upgrade instructions are available from Adobe's Web site.