Adobe has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Flash Player which could potentially allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. The updates are for Windows, Apple’s Mac and Linux.
These updates provide additional protection against a critical vulnerability in the handling of a dereferenced memory pointer that could lead to code execution and potentially lead to control of the computer by a hacker. The issue was revealed when hacker exploit kits were found that provided tools to exploit it. In October, Adobe issued an update that mitigated the problem, but did not fix it.
This release includes a fix that Adobe claims will address the critical security flaw permanently.
Adobe provided the following summary of the release:
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