Adobe Systems has released a security update for Flash Player in order to fix a publicly known vulnerability, as well as 24 privately reported security flaws. The company issued a warning about the zero-day--previously unknown and unpatched--vulnerability on Tuesday, saying that it is aware of an exploit available in the wild. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2016-4117, was reported by security researchers from FireEye. However, while an exploit for CVE-2016-4117 is known to exist in the public domain, the company is not aware of any active attacks using it, an Adobe spokeswoman clarified Thursday via email. This doesn't mean that hackers won't be quick to adopt it, as Flash Player is one of their favourite targets.
May-13-2016, 15:36:39 GMT