Adobe to fix Flash Player hole this week

14 Apr

Adobe will release a fix for a starting a~ critical bug in Flash Player put ~ Friday for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, in which case Google Chrome users will be protected ~ means of Thursday through the browser’s auto-update prominent part, Adobe said today.

“As part of our collaboration through Google, Google receives updated builds of Flash Player with respect to integration and testing. Once testing is completed because of Google Chrome, the release is pushed by way of the Chrome auto-update mechanism,” Adobe related in a statement.

“Adobe is testing the establish across all supported configurations of Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android (besides than 60 platforms/configurations altogether) to make secure the fix works across all supported configurations,” the announcement said. “Typically, this process takes hastily longer and, in this case, is expected to full on April 15 for Flash Player instead of Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris.”

Meanwhile, each update for Adobe Acrobat X and earlier on this account that Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader X ~ the sake of Macintosh and Adobe Reader 9.4.3 and earlier in quest of Windows and Macintosh will be to be turned to account no later than the week of April 25, the association said in a security advisory.

Adobe warned without interrupti~ Monday that attackers were exploiting the excavation to take control of Windows computers through sending e-mails with malicious Flash files embedded in Microsoft Word attachments. The corporation said it was not aware of in ~ degree attacks via PDF (portable document format) files targeting Reader and Acrobat.

Because Adobe Reader X Protected Mode prevents of the like kind exploits from executing the company volition address the hole in that software in its next quarterly security update for Reader, scheduled in favor of June 14.

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