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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 10.0.45.2, 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 bug77 on 6/6/2010 7:23:15 AM , Rating: 0
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The iPhone has plenty of apps and it being a closed system is to maintain quality of performance.


Yes and we had plenty of food to go around under socialism. Plus, socialism was a closed system only to protect us from the evils of capitalism.


By tlampen on 6/6/2010 5:59:26 PM , Rating: 5
Dude, you need some serious mental help... who goes off on a spout about how the people who disagree with you over an apple article will eventually commit suicide!! PSYCHO!!!
looks like someone has truly drank way to much of apple's kool-aid.


By themaster08 on 6/7/2010 4:50:26 AM , Rating: 5
When you buy Apple products, you don't just buy a device, you buy a way of life. Attacking Apple is like attacking his family, so expect him to get personal, going on a tangent about how our lives are worthless.

I agree. He needs medical attention. His ability to debate logically is flawed by his inability to take Apple products for what they are........just devices.

A typical self righteous, elitist Apple customer.


By The Raven on 6/7/2010 10:23:21 AM , Rating: 2
It's not as genuine as a family; it's more artificial like a clique.


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