All Versions of Adobe Flash at Risk

 

 

 

 

Originally published at UTBGeek.com

 

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This week, Adobe rolled out a security update that patched 13, yes, 13 security vulnerabilities, of which 5 were considered critical. Sadly, this didn’t quite do the trick. Trend Micro discovered yet another critical exploit designated CVE-2015-7645, that is currently being exploited.

It has been discovered that Operation Pawn Storm, a cyber-espionage operation that has been known to target high profile government institutions ad media personalities, has been utilizing this exploit. As of now, all Flash versions are vulnerable to remote control attacks via this exploit.

Adobe is working on a patch for this vulnerability, with expectations of an update rolling out during the week of October 19th.

Flash’s history with security has been problematic at best. Having come under public attack from a Facebook exec earlier this year, ¬†Adobe promised that they were actively working on improving the security of the Flash Player. I appears it hasn’t been going so well for them.

 

Source: ZDnet

Brad

BlackBerry Elite Founder & Owner of UTB Blogs and UTB Geek. When I'm not talking or writing about BlackBerry, you'll find me using my BlackBerry.

  • jrohland

    Security must be in the design at the beginning. Adobe is learning, trying to graft it on later is very-very hard to get right. BB10 had it right from the start. Android was designed to be open. If you run Flash on Android or iOS, don’t worry about Flash’s security problems. You should worry about the OS under Flash. That is where your biggest problem is.

  • BB Racer !!

    Patch Patch and re-Patch science

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