The latest version of Adobe flash player, the Flash 10.2, has some critical flaws, the company has said in a recent security advisory.
Flaws, that might cause some critical vulnerability, have been noticed in some western countries.
Smartphones running Android are also at a larger risk as Adobe has specifically mentioned it in the advisory along with the list of other operating systems.
As per the security advisory, “The vulnerability which is identified as CVE-2011-0609 could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks via a Flash (.swf) file.”
The release 9 of the adobe flash player however stays unaffected. So it would be advisable to downgrade the update 10.2 to 9.x for sometime till Adobe works on this issue.
Adobe has already started works on the solution that will fix this problem. Adobe plans to handle this threat for flash players including the one for the Android devices with a fix update which is scheduled for 21 March 2011, followed by others operating systems soon.