Adobe flash player hackedMay 29th, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by David M N James
Hackers are misusing the Adobe flash player. The flash player which is owned by Adobe System Inc.’s has been used in the wrong way by hackers. The details of this development are not yet hyped but Adobe Systems have admitted to allegations that their un-patched bug in Adobe System Inc.’s popular Flash Player. This is a serious breech and the company officials are investigating the matter.
Adobe systems learnt of the bug from Sans institute and the Symantec Corp who reported the bug. The bug is the most up to date version of Flash player and was created by Adobe. The flash player which is commonplace with websites offering multimedia provisions is prone to unspecified remote code-execution vulnerability. According to Symantec, a hacker can misuse the flash player. The flash player owners have incepted a way out.
Adobe systems are now advising on updating the prone version to keep it secure. However, report from its security team play down the high vulnerability of the flash player. They say that the exploit does not affect the un-patched vulnerability as has been reported. They insist Flash Player 126.96.36.199 is not vulnerable to the perceived hacker exploit.
The company further said in its security website that to exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. It explained that legally it was logical that any failed misuse or attempts to misuse attempts will result in denial-of-service conditions.
Adobe has joined hands with Symantec to counter the issue and has decided on using Symantec as a strategic partner in the war against the misuse of the flash player. Flash Player 188.8.131.52 is the flash player version which is available for download at the Adobe site, www.adobe.com is prone to attack. It is vulnerable and its is used by a many companies and websites including You Tube to help these online corporations display multimedia articles and contents.