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Adobe issues new Flash 10.3 security warning

updated 07:50 am EDT, Mon June 6, 2011

Adobe issues new warning and patch for Flash 10.3

Adobe has identified a new vulnerability that affects its freshly minted Flash 10.3 and all previous versions for all desktop as well as the mobile version for Android. Adobe has classified the threat as important and recommends that all users of Flash Player 10.3 upgrade to the new, patched version, immediately. The exploit targets users by sending a malicious link embedded in an email message.

Adobe issued this statement on the matter:

"This universal cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2011-2107) could be used to take actions on a user's behalf on any website or webmail provider, if the user visits a malicious website. There are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious link delivered in an email message."

The first release of Flash Player 10.3 for desktops was build 10.3.181.16. This should now be updated to build 10.3.181.22. The first release build of mobile Flash Player was 10.185.22. Adobe says that it expects to release an updated patched version for Android sometime this week.



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  1. kerryb

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    +11

    god d@mn flash

    your comment

  1. macnnoel

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    +11

    How about a warning label, Adobe?

    Change the name to Flasher, along with the appropriate logo-

  1. shaggudaddy

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    +13

    end this

    Its is time the adobe to end flash my god its broken
    stop already

  1. erics

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    -4

    Hahaha!

    Sadly Im using Flash for a interactive kiosk display...yes my title is my maniacal laugh :P

  1. brainiac

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    +3

    and HP

    continues to build enterprise application front ends using Flex/Flash because it is 'easier' than the alternatives.

  1. The Vicar

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    +10

    F*****g Adobe Garbage

    I discovered that my copy of Flash is extremely out of date (10.1) (I use ClickToFlash, so this isn't the problem it could be) so I went to download the new version.

    1. It doesn't use Apple's installer. It uses a custom application with Adobe's AIR c***. Which means that there's no way of knowing what the installer has done to your system after the fact.

    2. It has the usual "I agree with the EULA" box -- but it doesn't come with the EULA. You have to download a PDF.

    3. The PDF of the EULA has all the different languages in it, but doesn't have a table of contents, and doesn't have the languages in any particular order. There isn't even a particular header style for the start of a given language, so you have to look pretty carefully. It starts with Arabic, and does German and Russian before English. (I'm guessing at the languages, I admit. I don't speak any of those, but it had Arabic-looking script, Cyrillic, and those mouth-breaking German compounds.)

    I hate Adobe more every single time I deal with them.

  1. slapppy

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    +8

    Whats...

    Whats Flash? Oh yeah its that POS that gives designers with no class to create disgusting irritating FLASH ads.

  1. charlituna

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    +10

    there you go again Adobe

    Just making Apple's case for them.

  1. facebook_Justin

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    comment title

    If your gonna report on flash, you should be reporting on floppy disks and 56k modems as well. Because there all in the same category: obsolete and useless c***.

  1. chas_m

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    Dear Android users,

    STEVE


    WAS


    RIGHT.

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