On July 30, 2009 Adobe released a Security advisory called Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player that announced the availability of an update to their Flash Player 10 software. The advisory states in part:
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in the current versions of Adobe Flash Player (v18.104.22.168 and v10.0.22.87) for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Affected software versions
Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and 10.0.22.87 and earlier 9.x and 10.x versions
Adobe categorizes these as critical issues and recommends affected users patch their installations.
Action Required: Ag IT recommends that you update the Adobe Flash Player on your Enterprise machine to mitigate the effects of malicious SWF (Shockwave Flash) files that you might view in your web browser.
For steps, see our How To Install Updates to Adobe Flash Player, http://it.cas.psu.edu/1590.htm.
Note: If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your computer.