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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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By Reclaimer77 on 6/5/2010 9:52:32 PM , Rating: 4
Man, you caught me. I stand to make eleventy bagillion dollars if Apple uses Flash. Wheewh, talk about busted!!!

By poohbear on 6/6/2010 1:47:18 AM , Rating: 4
seriously. to the guy saying he's posting stuff like this to make Apple look bad, please get a life. im pretty sure some dont like Apple for a host of reasons, it doesnt equate a conspiracy theory.

By themaster08 on 6/6/2010 5:28:59 AM , Rating: 2
seriously. to the guy saying he's posting stuff like this to make Apple look bad
He achieved that himself. He provided absolutely no proof or even logic that what Reclaimer said was lies. Instead going on about how there are plenty of apps whilst maintaining security. As we know, that wasn't the point.

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