Adobe has posted an update to address more than a half-dozen security flaws in its Flash Player media plug-in.
The company said that the patch would address some seven reported specific security issues in the Windows, MacOS X and Linux versions of Flash Player. Additionally, the company is posting updates to Flash for Android and the Adobe AIR platform.
Adobe is recommending that all users update to the latest version of Flash in order to prevent against attacks.
According to Adobe, the update includes fixes for flaws which, if targeted by attackers, could allow for vulnerable systems to crash and leave users vulnerable for remote code execution and loss of sensitive data.
According a recent report from Kaspersky Lab, Adobe Flash Player is one of the most frequently targeted components for drive-by exploits and malware attacks. Both Flash Player and Adobe Reader are often targeted by automated exploit kits hosted on attack sites.
Despite its status as a popular target, researchers have lauded Adobe for making strides in its security response and patch deployment programmes in recent years and moving ahead of rival platforms such as Java.
The update from Adobe comes as Microsoft is preparing a major patch release of its own. The June edition of Patch Tuesday is expected to include seven patches, three of which will address critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Windows Server.
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