Adobe Flash Player 10.3 Fixes 11 Vulnerabilities

Kara Reeder

Adobe has updated its Flash Player to address 11 security flaws, reports eSecurity Planet. The vulnerabilities affect Flash Player 10.2 and earlier versions on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. According to Adobe's advisory:

These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

One flaw is already being exploited in the wild via a Flash file embedded in a Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel file sent as an email attachment. The exploit targets the Windows platform.

 

Of the 11 flaws, Flash Player 10.3 fixes five memory-corruption vulnerabilities, four bounds-checking vulnerabilities, an integer overflow vulnerability and a design flaw.



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May 18, 2011 12:35 PM Chris Chris  says:

The only downside of this newer version is that it does not load correctly on my machine.  It plays the videos in the top left hand corner and it is choppy.  The 10.2 version does not do that.  Any suggestions?

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