Release date: February 24, 2009
A potential vulnerability has been
identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.36 and earlier that could
allow an attacker who successfully exploits this potential
vulnerability to take control of the affected system. A malicious SWF
must be loaded in Flash Player by the user for an attacker to exploit
this potential vulnerability. Additional vulnerabilities have been
addressed in this update. Adobe recommends users update to the most
current version of Flash Player available for their platform.
Affected software versions
Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.36 and earlier (Adobe Flash Player 10.0.15.3 and earlier for Linux)
To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number, access the About Flash Player page,
or right-click on Flash content and select “About Adobe (or Macromedia)
Flash Player” from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the
check for each browser you have installed on your system.
recommends all users of Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.36 and earlier
versions upgrade to the newest version 10.0.22.87 by downloading it
from the Player Download Center, or by using the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted.
users who cannot update to Flash Player 10, Adobe has developed a
patched version of Flash Player 9, Flash Player 18.104.22.168, which can be
downloaded from the following link.