Date: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015, 08:25
Category: News, security, Software
As useful as it may be, Adobe is still putting out fires with Flash Player.
The company issued a security update for its Flash Player on OS X, Windows, and Linux. In the bulletin, it cited that this update addresses a critical security vulnerability that could allow an attacker to gain control and take over an affected system.
While Adobe notes that hackers have most commonly taken advantage of this vulnerability with systems running Internet Explorer for Windows 7 and Firefox on Windows XP, the exploit affected all users. To combat the issue, the company has pushed the 184.108.40.206 build of Flash Player and is urging all users to update immediately.
The company offered the following statement regarding the release:
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-3113) that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
In short, either head over to adobe.com or use OS X’s Flash Player preference pane to grab the most recent version and install away.
And, as always, let us know what your thoughts are on this in the comments.