Adobe patches Flash vulnerability in Internet Explorer

By on May 6, 2012
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Could allow hackers to control the system if not addressed.

Adobe announced yesterday the availability of a security patch that addresses a vulnerability discovered in their Flash player for Internet Explorer in Windows.

If not addressed, hackers could gain potential access to a vulnerable system. The threat is currently being spread via a malicious email that tricks users into running an attached file.

While the exploit currently only targets Internet Explorer on Windows machines, Adobe have still encouraged users of other browsers and operating systems to update their Flash plugins. A security bulletin posted on its website stated that “Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player Flash Player installed with Google Chrome was updated automatically, so no user action is required. Users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player Users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player”

For full details and information on how to update your Flash player, click here.


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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