Flash Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.02, by Dr. Herong Yang
Flash Player Security Issues
This section describes potential security issues on Adobe Flash Player.
Like any other Web browser plugin programs, Adobe Flash Player is a potential security hole on your computer system for virus and other malware attacks.
Here are some examples of recently reported security issues on Adobe Flash Player:
June 5, 2010 - "Adobe reports 'critical' flaw in Flash, Acrobat" by cnet.com:
Adobe has issued a security advisory about a "critical" vulnerability in its Flash Player and Adobe Reader and Acrobat products that it says could let attackers take control of people's computers.
The company said late Friday that there had been reports of the hole actually being exploited and that an official patch was not yet available.
Affected software includes: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.45.2, 9.0.262, and earlier 10.0.x and 9.0.x versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris.
July 22, 2009 - "Vulnerability Note VU#259425 - Adobe Flash vulnerability affects Flash Player and other Adobe products" by cert.org:
Overview: Adobe Flash contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. Adobe Flash Player, Reader, Acrobat, and other products that include Flash support are affected.
This vulnerability affects Adobe Flash versions 126.96.36.199 and 10.0.22.87 and earlier 9.x and 10.x versions. Adobe Reader 9, Acrobat 9, and other Adobe products (including Photoshop CS3, PhotoShop Lightroom, Freehand MX, Fireworks) provide Flash support independent of Flash Player.
To see latest reported security issues, you should visit the Flash Player section of "Security bulletins and advisories" page at adobe.com.
Last update: 2014.
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