Latest Adobe Flash Security Flaw Is Not Android Specific

Posted on Apr 12 2011 - 5:20pm by Kyle

Pocketnow is running a story about vulnerabilities that Adobe found in their latest release of Adobe Flash. The vulnerability that Adobe found in Flash Player 10.2.153.1 and earlier versions affects Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android. Although the big red Android with the flash logo on the front may lead some to believe that this vulnerability is limited to just Android.

The vulnerability, found in Authplay.dll, can also be found in Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier. The vulnerability, which Adobe is identifying as CVE-2011-0611 could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Although no reports of this actually happening have been discovered.

Adobe has a very pro-active security team and in a lot of cases they have reported a security flaw and fixed it before the vulnerability caused any damage to users devices. Naturally iOS devices are not affected because iOS doesn’t allow flash however it’s not an Android specific issue.

Don’t get us wrong though, Android’s running Flash are subject to the same security flaw. Adobe is in the process of finalizing a delivery schedule for updated software versions that will patch this security flaw.

Source: Pocketnow & Adobe

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  • http://twitter.com/joelevi Joe Levi

    From pocketnow.com: “Versions 10.2.156.12 and earlier of Flash Player for Android include the flaw, along with versions for Windows and Mac as well.”