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Adobe scrubs out 12 Flash vulnerabilities

updated 04:55 pm EDT, Fri July 31, 2009

Adobe fixes 12 Flash bugs

Adobe has released updated Mac, Windows and Linux distributions of Flash Player, bringing old and new editions of the software up to v9.0.246.0 and v10.0.32.18, respectively. Matching these are v9.1.3 releases of Reader and Acrobat. Some 12 Flash vulnerabilities are said to have been closed in Adobe software, 10 of which could be used to assume full or partial control of a computer.

Hackers have reportedly been using some of the vulnerabilities to target website visitors, exploiting the existence of Reader's Flash interpreter. Separately, three of the bugs corrected this week are said to be attributable to a flawed version of Microsoft's Active Template Library, which was used in building Flash and Shockwave. The latter application was already patched prior to today.

Although Microsoft says that the ATL flaws have been recognized since early 2008, and communicated to developers, Adobe claims that it was only notified on July 10th. The company in fact expected to release a Windows-only Flash update on August 11th, but Microsoft shortened its own update timeframe, allowing Adobe to move in earlier.

by MacNN Staff



  1. George3

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Can they do anything about the whole "Flash Sucks" thing now. As in it uses too much processing power to play a movie. QT uses far less.

  1. G4_Kessel

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How about Adobe make Flash player perform the same as the Windows version!

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