Emergency Update for Adobe Flash

In response to two zero-day vulnerabilities, Adobe has released out-of-band emergency updates for their Flash Player.

Since last fall, Flash has formally been on a regular update schedule like many large software projects, but InfoWorld reports that this emergency fix constitutes the first patch since the schedule was established. Adobe identifies the update as “critical” as the vulnerabilities it fixes are being actively exploited in the wild on both Windows and Mac OS X.

CNET also has an article about this update, and includes a convenient list of recommendations for end users.