Adobe finds 'critical' security hole in Flash Player, won't fix it before next week -- EngadgetAdobe finds 'critical' security hole in Flash Player, won't fix it before next week
By Vlad Savov posted Mar 15th 2011 4:03AM
Oh, here we go again. Adobe's kicked out a security bulletin for users of its Flash Player on "all platforms" -- that'll be the entire population of the internet, then -- warning them that a new critical vulnerability has been discovered that may cause crashes and potentially permit the hijacking of systems.
The issue also affects the company's Reader and Acrobat software products. Even better news is that Adobe has found it's being actively exploited "in the wild" via a .swf file embedded in an Excel spreadsheet, but a fix won't be forthcoming until the beginning of next week.
So, erm, enjoy your full web experience until then!
PC World (Yahoo! News)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/2011...zerodayexploitPotential performance and/or battery drain issues aside, the persistent security concerns introduced by Adobe Flash seem to defend and reinforce Apple's decision not to support the popular format on its various iOS-based mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad.
The Motorola Xoom just finally started getting Adobe Flash functionality. However, Motorola Xoom owners anxious to install Adobe Flash support on the Android tablet might want to consider waiting for the fixed version.