It’s getting to the point where the news of another security vulnerability in Adobe’s ubiquitous Flash and Reader software is so common that IT admins risk becoming complacent, but it’s precisely because these products are installed on so many computers in both the workplace and the consumer space that they’re dangerous. This time, the vulnerability is in the 9.x versions of Reader and Acrobat. Ironically, the older 8.x versions are not affected. It also affects some versions of Flash for Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and Android.
There are attackers already exploiting this vulnerability, using it install Trojans that capture users’ data and load malicious software. A fix is expected in November, and meanwhile, the security advisory contains a workaround that involves deleting, renaming or removing access to the authplay.dll file. Find out more here: