FYI: major Adobe security vulnerabilities being exploited

And no patch in sight…

Adobe has issued a security advisory about a “critical” vulnerability in its Flash Player and Adobe Reader and Acrobat products that it says could let attackers take control of people’s computers.

The company said late Friday that there had been reports of the hole actually being exploited and that an official patch was not yet available.

Affected software includes:

  • Adobe Flash Player, 9.0.262, and earlier 10.0.x and 9.0.x versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris
  • Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3.2 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX

Read more at CNET.

And some people wonder why Steve Jobs is fed up with Flash.

My last Adobe Reader security update was 190MB and took forever to update (I’m not sure it ever really finished).  I was simply appalled that a PDF reader needs to be that bloated and intrusive.

Although I’m a part-time Mac user, I’m not a huge Mac/Jobs fan boy. But I agree with him that Flash sucks. Count me in on those rooting for HTML5.

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