Juicy Flash Bug Brought To Light After Hack Attack
Wow, it's getting hard to keep up with Adobe Flash bug/patch cycles. Now we find that the "Hacking Team" security group - who were recently hacked themselves - had knowledge of a new Flash bug and had not yet clued in Adobe. Consequently, there are already several exploit kits available to take advantage of it. Adobe has since scrambled to release a patch.
Adobe acknowledged the bug could "cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system".
It said the flaw affected Flash 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
The company released an update to Flash on Wednesday and said it recommended people install it "within 72 hours".BBC