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Vulnerability protection

Adobe Flash Player security update

Report ID: AD201205001
Date Published: 8 May 2012

Criticality: Critical
Compromise Type: application-crash
Compromise From: remote

Affected Product/Component:

Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Android 4.x
Adobe Flash Player for Android 3.x and 2.x


Adobe Flash Player version has been released to address a vulnerability that could cause application crash, and potentially allow an attacker to take control of a compromised system.


Detailed Description

Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player, which introduces a security update to resolve a vulnerability in the previous version. The object confusion vulnerability, identified as CVE-2012-0779, could cause the application to terminate unexpectedly, and possibly allow an attacker to take control of an compromised system.

There was a report of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild, targeting Flash Player on Internet Explorer for Windows machine. As a protection from potential exploit, users are recommended to update to the latest version of Flash Player.


CVE Reference



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Security Advisories

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