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Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild 187

An anonymous reader writes "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. The flaw is being actively exploited in the wild, but apart from crediting its discovery to researchers Alexander Polyakov and Anton Ivanov of Kaspersky Labs, no details about the ongoing attack has been shared." They even updated the explicitly unsupported NPAPI GNU/Linux version.
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Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild

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  • Re:Shocking (Score:4, Informative)

    by Timothy Hartman (2905293) on Wednesday February 05, 2014 @11:41AM (#46162633)
    You really can't compare it to other plugins. It's such a far leader in being the worst that it is like comparing stepping on an ant to the holocaust.

    I don't think Adobe could really just decide not to fix this and ignore the researchers who brought it up. Hardly something to praise.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist