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Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 11, 2016.

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    Adobe is working on an emergency patch for its Flash Player after attackers are reportedly exploiting a critical flaw.

    The vulnerability, CVE-2016-1019, affects Flash Player version on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, according to an advisory published on Tuesday.

    The flaw is being actively exploited on Windows XP and 7 systems running Flash Player versions and earlier.

    "Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," it said.

    A patch could be released as soon as Thursday.

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