Adobe Security Issues Threaten Almost Every OS…. This Is Really Bad

If you have a computer and you have Flash, Acrobat, Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, then you have a major problem. This note from Adobe states that if you run specific versions of the aforementioned apps, you could have a very serious problem:

A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems; Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android; and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems, and Adobe Acrobat 9.4 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

This vulnerability (CVE-2010-3654) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x. Adobe is not currently aware of attacks targeting Adobe Flash Player.

What is up with Adobe? Are they capable of writing software that is actually secure? It really doesn’t seem that way as every time I turn around, there’s a new threat that exploits some piece of their software. What’s even more troubling is the fact that their issues hit Solaris, OS X, Windows, and LINUX, which means nobody is safe.

Perhaps it’s time to say no to Adobe. Just like Steve-O said you should.

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