Adobe issues ’emergency’ patches
for Flash bugs exploited in the wild

June 19 2016 10:13 AM

Users of computers and mobile devices running Adobe’s Flash software will have to download and install this software patch soonest.

Adobe issued the patch on June 16, after confirming a security vulnerability in Flash was being exploited by hackers in the wild.

“Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-4171 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks,” it said.

It said the updates are for Flash on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS.

The updates “address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,” Adobe said.

Flash Player bundled in browsers like Google’s Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer for Windows 10 and 8.1 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 22.0.0.192.  MC

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