Adobe patches Flash Player for second time in 20 days

Adobe today patched a pair of critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player and told IT administrators to apply the update within 30 days.

The update was the second for Flash this year; Adobe last patched it less than three weeks ago.

"These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," Adobe acknowledged in an accompanying security advisory issued around 3 p.m. ET. One of the bugs was a memory corruption vulnerability in Matrix3D -- an Adobe ActionScript class that determines the position of three-dimensional objects in Flash -- and, said Adobe, "could lead to code execution."