Security Advisory for Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

A Security Advisory has been posted in regards to a new Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player issue (CVE-2010-1297). A critical vulnerability exists in Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems, and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems. This vulnerability 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 both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
The Flash Player 10.1 Release Candidate available on does not appear to be vulnerable.
Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.x are confirmed not vulnerable. Mitigations for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x are included in the Security Advisory.
We will continue to provide updates on this issue via the Security Advisory section of the Adobe website, as well as the Adobe PSIRT blog.
This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.

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