Adobe Warns of Critical Shockwave Bug

Kara Reeder

There's a critical bug in Adobe's Shockwave Player that affects both Windows and Macintosh PCs, warns the company.


Computerworld reports that there no patch yet for the vulnerability. And so far, there have been no reports of attacks using the hole. However, it's a pretty serious one, according to a message on Adobe's website:

This vulnerability (CVE-2010-3653) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Shockwave has certainly had its fair share of security problems. In August, Adobe patched 20 security flaws in the software.

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