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Jun 10 2010   10:50PM GMT

Adobe releases Flash Player security update

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

As expected, Adobe Systems Inc. issued a security bulletin repairing 32 vulnerabilities in Flash Player.

Adobe on Thursday released a security bulletin to patch 32 vulnerabilities in Flash Player, including a critical flaw that antivirus companies have seen being exploited in the wild.

The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of a system, Adobe warned.

The company recommended that all users with Flash Player and earlier versions upgrade to the newest version, Flash Player Adobe AIR and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux are also affected and the company recommended that users update to Adobe AIR

The critical flaw that is being exploited in the wild also affects Adobe Reader and Acrobat; Adobe plans to provide a security update for those products on June 29.

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