Thursday, February 6, 2014

Urgent security update for Adobe Flash - update now

Flash is what give you all the videos on the Interwebz.  The code is insanely complex (as you'd imagine), and so it's been a regular source of attacks.  Exploit code is circulating in the wild targeting a new vulnerability in Flash:
Adobe has released an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability affecting Flash Player for Windows, Linux and OS X, the exploitation of which can result in an attacker gaining remote control of the victims' systems.


A post published on Monday on Kaspersky Lab's Securelist blog reveals that their researchers have uncovered a new sophisticated cyberespionage operation that, among other things, was able to compromise Macs and computers running Linux.
Party's over, Linux nerds.  Get your updates just like everyone else.  Oh, and this doesn't come down with the regular monthly Windows Update (that's Microsoft patches only).  Everyone will need to go and get the update.


R.K. Brumbelow said...

Or better yet disable this piece of crap and don't look back.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Ugh. I spent an hour dealing with this at work today, updating all ten computers and walking the boss through updating his laptop. To make it even more of a PITA, I found out that most of them had the Chrome issue of "updates have been disabled by the administrator", and had to fix that in the Windows registry, too.

Being the office geek and therefore the designated "guy-to-call-before-calling-the-paid-IT-guy" certainly helps my job security, but it sure can be a pain, sometimes.

Paul Bonneau said...

Don't have it. However I noticed synaptic said I have the flashplugininstaller, apparently a bit of software that could install flash, so I got rid of that too.