Just hours after Microsoft released its August security update, Adobe has released security fixes for flaws in four of its products.
The company said that the update would address vulnerabilities in Reader, Acrobat, Shockwave and Flash for Windows, OS X and Linux, including a vulnerability which has been actively targeted by attackers in the wild.
The exploited flaw, which exists in Flash Player versions 11.3.300.270 and earlier versions of Flash Player, had been targeted on Windows systems running Internet Explorer.
Adobe said that the attacks, which were limited in scope, have used a Word document to target a vulnerability in a Flash Player ActiveX component.
No word on attacks for other platforms or browsers was given, though the company is advising all users to update to the latest versions of Flash Player to correct the flaw. None of the other patched vulnerabilities were reported as being actively targeted.
Adobe said that the Shockwave update would also patch a remote code execution vulnerability on Windows and OS X systems. The Acrobat and Reader update, meanwhile, address vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to remotely access Windows and OS X devices and potentially trigger an application crash.
The company said that all of the updates would be distributed through its Automatic Update software component.
Adobe's security release comes in the wake of a scheduled security update from Microsoft. The August edition of Patch Tuesday brought nine bulletins, five of which were listed by the company as 'critical' security threats.
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