Adobe Patches Critical Flaw in Shockwave

Kara Reeder

Adobe has released an update to address a critical flaw in the Shockwave Player, reports PCMag.com. There's not much detail about the vulnerability in the advisory, but it's clear that the flaw could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected PC.

 

According to heise online, the vulnerability affects Shockwave 11.5.0.596 and previous versions.

 

Washington Post blogger Brian Krebs is annoyed that the patch will also try to install Symantec's Norton Security Scan.

"It makes you wonder: Did Symantec come up with this marketing tactic on their own, or did they borrow the idea from the people pushing rogue anti-virus products (or was it the other way around?)"


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