Adobe today released a security update for its Flash Player to close a vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely control a Mac or PC. This vulnerability was reported security researchers Alexander Polyakov and Anton Ivanov of Kaspersky Labs and has been documented in the wild.
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.525 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address a critical vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.
Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for this vulnerability exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions
The security flaw affects Adobe Flash Player version 184.108.40.206 or earlier. All Mac owners are encouraged to check their flash player by visiting Adobe’s About Flash Player page and updating if necessary. Users who have the Flash Player plugin for Chrome will be updated automatically.