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Adobe issues another critical Flash security update

updated 09:45 pm EDT, Wed June 15, 2011

Issue affects desktop platforms, Android

Adobe has again issued a security update for a critical issue affecting Adobe Flash Player 10.3 and earlier versions for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, Solaris and Android, just over a week since the previous update. A new memory corruption vulnerability (marked by the company as CVE-2011-2110) can cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system, with reports that the problem has been spotted in the wild.

The attack has shown up in targeted attacks via malicious web pages, and thus Adobe recommends that Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris users update to Adobe Flash Player, while Android users should update to Adobe Flash Player, available from the Android Marketplace on most Android phones.

The issue also affects the Flash Player integrated into Google Chrome, and users should update to v10.3.181.26 via the Google Chrome Releases page. The company notes that the issue does not affect the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader or Acrobat X for Windows and Mac systems.

The update is available for desktop and laptop platforms from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

by MacNN Staff



  1. slapppy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Don't forget Google

    They also just pulled even more malware ridden applications from their Android applications store! You would have to be an idiot of a company to use Android! lol

  1. PRoth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    If at first you don't succeed...

    ...try again and again and again. And it's a "new" memory crash vulnerability? As in, it's new since the last update? And it "crashes" Flash, that allows a hacker control? Awesome... it's kind of like playing roulette.

  1. ASathin8R

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I've had enough. I've just uninstalled Flash on my Mac...permanently.

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why do the Flashtards love Flash so much?

    Sure, I can understand them using it, but if there is a better substitute on the horizon, why hold onto Flash so dearly. I certainly hope when HTML5 becomes final it doesn't have these vulnerability problems that Flash has.

  1. tundaman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Critical issue?

    Is there any security issue with Flash that isn't "critical"?

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