Feeds

You've got three days to patch Adobe Flash, Air, Reader

Seven flaws to fix in Flash, but do the Reader fix first cos' it's under attack already

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Adobe has patched seven vulnerabilities in its Flash and Air platforms and one in Reader and Acrobat that is being exploited by attackers.

The vulnerabilities could allow attacker to "take control of affected systems" dubbed critical by the company.

Administrators were urged to apply the updates within three days on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

The updates resolved memory leakage vulnerabilities that could bypass memory address randomisation, a security bypass vulnerability, and a use-after-free flaw leading to code execution.

Adobe issued the lone patch rated critical for Reader and Acrobat platform after it found black hats targeted the flaws in "limited, isolated attacks" against Windows users.

"These updates resolve a sandbox bypass vulnerability that could be exploited to run native code with escalated privileges on Windows," Adobe warned.

The company thanked Kaspersky researchers Costin Raiu and Vitaly Kamluk for reporting the latter vulnerability.

Microsoft also issued nine patches for Internet Explorer; Windows Media Center; One Note; SQL Server, and SharePoint. Redmond warned the browser flaws were under active attack.

The patches followed Microsoft's torpedoing of dodgy outdated Active X and .NET controls. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION
You thought you were all alone? Nope – change your password, says ICO
You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes
Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
USB coding anarchy: Consider all sticks licked
Thumb drive design ruled by almighty buck
Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm
Cisco Netflow a handy tool for cheapskate attackers
Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER
Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins
Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.