Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, 11:43
Category: News, security, Software
Even if you’re not crazy about Adobe Flash Player these days, there’s a better reason than usual to upgrade to the new version.
Per AppleInsider and Adobe, a well-known vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data — including cookies — on Macs, PCs, and Linux machines has been exploited for the first time. As such, Adobe has issued a patch and urged users to upgrade their system as soon as possible.
The company says that Flash Player versions 126.96.36.199 and earlier for Mac and Windows and version 188.8.131.528 and earlier for Linux suffer from the bug, which was exploited in a proof-of-concept by Google engineer Michele Spagnuolo. Mac and Windows users should update to version 184.108.40.206 while Linux users should update to version 220.127.116.114.