PCWorld are reporting that an Adobe spokesperson contacted them very recently to reveal that, “A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android operating systems. This vulnerability also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.”
It strikes me that this statement could have been shortened to read, “Right now, a critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player for pretty much all devices and all versions”. But hey, you gotta be specific on these matters, right?
The vulnerability could cause whichever system is running the Flash Player to crash. Additionally, it might also cause it to install other malicious software which could wreak further havoc on the device. Right now Adobe has the follow statement to give,
“We are in the process of finalizing a fix for the issue and expect to provide an update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris, and Android operating systems during the week of September 27, 2010. We expect to provide updates for Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 for Windows and Macintosh during the week of October 4, 2010.”