Adobe warns its consumers: there’s an error in the Flash Player.
Multiple critical errors have been discovered in the Flash Player from Adobe. The company advises all its users to update immediately to the patched 126.96.36.199 edition. Microsoft has also released a security advisory regarding Windows XP, Windows 98 and Windows Millennium users to update their players.
The vulnerabilities encountered in the Flash Player could be taken advantage of through a .swf file delivered from a remote location via the user’s browser, email client or any other application that could refer to theÂ player.
Web browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox from Mozilla are Flash Player enabled. Both companies have decided to advise their users either to update their Flash Player or simply remove it entirely. Also, Firefox users were told that attacks can be blocked by using the popular AdBlock extension but still users should keep in mind the fact that the malicious file does not necessarily have to be a .swf file.
The bugs in the software were discovered by Microsoft which firstly told Adobe, both companies avoiding giving information about the problem’s root.