Oct
29
2010

Critical Flash Bug Being Exploited

Adobe today discovered a serious vulnerability in a range of their products, including Flash Player and Adobe Reader, that has major security implications. The vulnerability affects Flash on all of the relevant platforms, including Android, as well as Reader on Windows and Mac, and won’t be patched for nearly two weeks. The vulnerability allows for execution of code remotely, and Adobe has discovered it has already been exploited to download Trojans to affected computers, in order to further infect them with viruses at a later point. A researcher at Adobe confirmed the bug’s existence as well as shared information about the bug and the Trojan that has been discovered to be exploiting it, and posted a screenshot of the malicious files that the Trojan drops during its infection routine.

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