Flash Flaw Fixed: Adobe Releases Emergency Patch
Adobe pushed out an emergency patch yesterday (June 5) for a flaw in its popular Flash Player that was being exploited to attack Windows, Mac and Android users.
The cross-site scripting vulnerability, which also affects the Linux and Solaris operating systems, "is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious link delivered in an email message," Adobe wrote.
The information technology site Computerworld reported that the Flash Player bug was exploited in last week's Gmail attacks carried out by Chinese cybercriminals.
Adobe updated its Flash Player to version 10.3.181.22 for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and Solaris and said it would issue a patch for Android this week.
Users can download the updated Flash Player from Adobe's website here.