Yesterday we learned that cybercriminals were exploiting a patched Flash Player vulnerability to push malware onto the systems of unsuspecting users. As it turns out, they could also leverage other security holes to complete their mission.
On August 21, Adobe has released
a new set of security updates
to patch a number of six vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of a computer.
The company advises Windows and Mac users of Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 and earlier to update to the latest version. Linux users who rely on Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 should also apply the patches as soon as possible.
While those who utilize Flash Player within Chrome don’t have to be concerned, since the browser will automatically apply the updates, Android customers should ensure that the latest variant is present on their devices. Adobe Flash Player
is available for download here