Adobe patches Flash XXS hole

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Update closes in the wild cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Adobe this week unexpectedly pushed an update to its popular Flash Player to address seven vulnerabilities, including one that was being publicly exploited.

The update to version 11.1.102.62 for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris includes a fix for a cross-site scripting flaw that was being used in targeted attacks against users of Internet Explorer on Windows, according to a security bulletin.

The bug was being leveraged in emails that tried to lure recipients to click on a link that leads to a malicious website, on which the attackers are able to take actions on the user's behalf.

The other flaws addressed by the update, which were not zero-days, could lead to malicious code execution, the bulletin said.

Wednesday's emergency release from Adobe likely will catch IT administrators off guard, said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at vulnerability management firm nCircle.

"In a perfect world, it would have been nice to get a little advance communication about the zero-day in Flash," he said.

For those organizations that can't update to the current version, Adobe also has made available an update for Flash 10.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

Copyright © SC Magazine, US edition


Adobe patches Flash XXS hole
 
 
 
Top Stories
ATO shaves $4m off IT contractor panel
Reform cuts admin burden, introduces KPIs.
 
Turnbull introduces data retention legislation
Still no definition of metadata to be stored.
 
Crime Commission prepares core systems overhaul
Will replace 30 year-old national criminal database.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  27%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  12%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  21%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  14%
 
Software development
  25%
TOTAL VOTES: 432

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  54%
 
No
  46%
TOTAL VOTES: 208

Vote