Adobe has fixed a series of security vulnerabilities in Flash Player
The company said in an advisory Tuesday that the updates will address security flaws that "could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." The patches aim to fix flaws that could lead to code execution -- in other words, allowing an attacker to run malicious code.
Adobe Flash, the veteran media player that has earned a name for itself due to its security vulnerabilities as much as its abilities, is back in the news - but this time, for a good reason. Adobe has revealed that it worked with Google's Project Zero to patch the vulnerabilities discovered in the aftermath of a security breach of the Hacking Team.
Earlier this week an exploit for Adobe Flash was revealed -- a shock, I know. Now a second is in the wild and already being used. Known by the catchy name CVE-2015-5122, security firm FireEye discovered the flaw buried in the Hacking Team leak and alerted Adobe to it.
Adobe patches a Flash zero-day vulnerability found as part of the massive data breach of Hacking Team. Experts recommend speedy remediation as the flaw has been added to multiple exploit kits.
The massive Hacking Team data breach led to the release of 400GB worth of data including a zero-day vulnerability for Adobe Flash. Adobe has released an out-of-band patch for the flaw just two days after it was discovered.
Adobe Systems released an emergency security update for Flash Player Tuesday to fix a critical vulnerability that has been exploited by a China-based cyberespionage group.
Over the past several weeks, a hacker group identified as APT3 by security firm FireEye has used the vulnerability to attack organizations from the aerospace, defense, construction, engineering, technology, telecommunications and transportation industries.