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:
It should be noted however, that the
Candidate version of Flash Player 10.1 "does not appear to
be vulnerable" to this exploit and Adobe Reader/Acrobat 8.x are
You can view Adobe's full advisory on
the exploit here
which also details steps to minimize the impact of the exploit with