Adobe issued a security advisory about a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for all platforms. The vulnerability also affects Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4.
This vulnerability (CVE-2010-2884) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Although Adobe is currently not aware of any attacks using this vulnerability against Adobe Reader or Acrobat at this time, the exploit is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Flash Player.
Adobe reported that a fix is in the works for Adobe Flash Player and is expected to be released during the week of September 27, 2010. Updates for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat are not expected until the week of October 4, 2010.
Release date: September 13, 2010
Vulnerability identifier: APSA10-03
CVE number: CVE-2010-2884
- Adobe PSIRT: Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player (APSA10-03)
- Security Advisory (APSA10-03)
- US-CERT Current Activity
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