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Exploit attacks Flash Player 9 and 10 as well as Reader/Acrobat 9.x

Steve Jobs has been on a crusade against Adobe Flash for quite sometime citing issues with performance, stability, and security. Today, Adobe is fueling Jobs' concerns and likely giving the Apple CEO fodder for his WWDC keynote which is coming up on Monday.

According to Adobe, there is a critical vulnerability in versions of Flash Player (Windows, OS X, Linux, Solaris) and Reader/Acrobat 9.x (Windows, OS X, UNIX). The exploit allow a hacker to gain control over an affected system.

Even more troubling is that Adobe says that it currently doesn't have a fix and "there are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild."

Adobe says that the following versions of its products are affected:

  • Adobe Flash Player, 9.0.262, and earlier 10.0.x and 9.0.x versions
  • Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3.2 and earlier 9.x versions

It should be noted however, that the current Release Candidate version of Flash Player 10.1 "does not appear to be vulnerable" to this exploit and Adobe Reader/Acrobat 8.x are also safe.

You can view Adobe's full advisory on the exploit here which also details steps to minimize the impact of the exploit with Reader/Acrobat 9.x.

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RE: Steve says what?
By UnWeave on 6/5/2010 7:49:27 PM , Rating: 2
I'd like to point out that Jobs hasn't actually said anything. Yet.

But I still lol'd, and if(/when) he does we are free to scream hypocrisy!

RE: Steve says what?
By GaryJohnson on 6/5/2010 10:58:59 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah I like that. The exploit has nothing to do with Stevie. Nice one Brandon, are you taking writing pointers from Jason?

RE: Steve says what?
By teng029 on 6/6/2010 1:05:44 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed. I thought for sure this was another Jason Mick article until I actually clicked on it.

The hatred for all things Steve Jobs and Apple on this site is amusing. You'd think these people were getting paid for it considering how passionate they are about it.

RE: Steve says what?
By kyleb2112 on 6/6/2010 3:18:44 PM , Rating: 2
That's DT for you--never letting the facts cloud a good narrative.

"We basically took a look at this situation and said, this is bullshit." -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng's take on patent troll Soverain
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