Attackers exploit zero-day vulnerability in Flash




The latest version of Adobe Flash includes a zero-day vulnerability, allowing attackers to install malware. In any case, Internet Explorer users on Windows versions earlier than 8.1 are vulnerable; Chrome users are safe.

Flash In any case, users of Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP and Windows 7, as well as users of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT, are vulnerable. Windows 8.1 users are relatively safe; there will then be a security issue, but it is less pronounced.

The discoverer of the abuse of the zero day, security researcher ‘JuK’, has determined that Chrome users are protected from problems due to the sandbox in which code runs in Google’s browser. Or other browsers and operating systems are safe, be seen.

There is little about the effect of the zero-day known; until Adobe has closed the vulnerability, JuK maintains its tight lipped. A zero-day vulnerability is a bug that has not been patched and where users are therefore hardly to be armed.

The vulnerability according JuK included in the Angler-exploitkit, which indicates that the bug should install a malicious malware. Exploit kits are used by attackers to install malware on a large scale, such as adware or ransomware. The exploit kits can for example get the malware on users’ PCs from malicious ads


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