Adobe Shockwave Vulnerability Patched
As many as 450 million computers using Adobe Shockwave Player could be vulnerable to targeted malware that might allow unwanted access to your PC.
If you use Adobe Shockwave Player on your PC or Mac, then you may need to address this issue quickly. Adobe just patched the program with a significant security update.
An official Adobe Security Bulletin post indicates that the firm has released a security fix for Adobe Shockwave Player 18.104.22.168. The fix also applies to earlier versions of the program, and applies to both Mac and PC users. According to Adobe’s post, the fix addresses a pair of vulnerabilities found within the program that could give a hacker permission to remotely take control of the system on which the flawed Adobe Shockwave Player installations reside.
To fix this issue – Go here to download the patch from Adobe.
This news comes 1 week after Adobe issued an Emergency Patch to address a security issue with Flash Player.
Flash exploit distributes credential-stealing malware
New Flash malware is embedded into documents distributed as email attachments, say Kaspersky researchers
IDG News Service – A new exploit that prompted Adobe to release an emergency patch for Flash Player was used in targeted attacks that distributed malware designed to steal log-in credentials for email and other online services, according to researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab.
Adobe released new versions of Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux Tuesday in order to address a critical remote code execution vulnerability for which, the company said, an exploit existed in the wild. –By Lucian Constantin | computerworld.com
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