Adobe has issued a patch release to address security vulnerabilities in its Flash Player media platform.
The company said that the update would patch multiple security flaws on the Windows, OS X, Linux and Android operating systems.
The flaws include a set of memory corruption and integer overflow errors which, if exploited, could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system. Such flaws are commonly targeted by cyber criminals for covert malware installations.
Other vulnerabilities addressed in the update include a flaw which could allow a remote attacker to collect user data.
Adobe is recommending that users update their current versions of Flash Player for all platforms to obtain the security fix. Windows and OS X users should update to at least version 11.4.402.26, while Linux users should download version 188.8.131.52 and Android users version 184.108.40.206.
While its prevalence among end users has long made Flash Player a popular attack vector, the platform was recently brought back into the spotlight when malware writers used a Flash Player exploit to compromise users eager for news on the upcoming iPhone 5 release.
The release of the Flash Player update comes exactly one week after the company issued a scheduled update which also included fixes for Reader Acrobat and Shockwave as well as additional fixes for Flash Player vulnerabilities.
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