Adobe warns of critical vulnerability in Flash and PDF readers

By Matthew ยท 4 replies
Sep 14, 2010
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  1. Adobe issued a new security advisory yesterday, warning of a critical vulnerability (CVE-2010-2884) in several of its products, including Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris, as well as Flash for Android. The bug also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Mac, and Unix, along with Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier on Windows and Mac.

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  2. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    So the vulnerability is critical AND people have been attacked and it'll take them at least 2 weeks to patch things up? I understand that Flash runs on a lot of platforms but Reader and Flash are two things tons of people use on a daily basis.

    Want to know the pathetic thing though? Most people my office won't ever update those two thing. Some people still use IE6 which just blows my mind. Awesome.
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I know what you mean. There is a computer in each classroom at my University, and each time a professor uses one, a "update flash" message pops up... and EVERY TIME, they 'X' it out and ignore.
    I know it's not exactly their responsibility to maintain the computers, but it drives me crazy.
  4. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

  5. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Man these days Adobe makes Microsoft look vigilant in fixing vulnerabilities...

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