Adobe Flash Player Receives Emergency Update

Attackers can take control of a system remotely, exploit exists in the wild

Adobe rolled out an emergency update for Flash Player in order to fix a vulnerability reported as having an exploit in the wild.

In a security bulletin published on Tuesday, the company announced that the security glitch identified as CVE-2014-0497 had been corrected.

The issue, classified as an integer underflow, can be leveraged by attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected system and take control of them remotely and has been defined as critical.

The update to version (for Windows and Mac) and (for Linux) of Adobe Flash Player has the highest priority level, which means that administrators are recommended to install it as soon as possible.

The versions of the product for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 and 11 are updated automatically to the latest build through the respective browser update mechanisms.

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