A day after releasing its monthly security update, Adobe confirmed it has discovered a new vulnerability in Flash Player that affects every version running on the Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.
Adobe said Thursday that it will issue an out-of-cycle security update next week to address the software plug-in’s vulnerability, which it warned could crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. The bug was discovered earlier this week by researchers at Trend Micro.
“Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for this vulnerability is being used in limited, targeted attacks. Adobe expects to make an update available during the week of October 19,” the company said in its advisory.
The San Jose, California-based software maker did not immediately respond to a request for more information on the vulnerability.
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