each issued security updates today to fix critical vulnerabilities in their software. Adobe’s fixes include a patch for a Flash Player
flaw that is actively being exploited to break into Windows
computers. Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday release includes nine patch bundles — more than half of them rated critical — addressing at least 27 security holes in Windows and related software.
The most pressing of the updates Adobe released today is the Flash Player patch, which fixes a critical flaw
(CVE-2012-1535) in the ubiquitous media player software. Adobe says there are reports that the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in limited targeted attacks, distributed through a malicious Microsoft Word
document. The exploit targets the ActiveX
version of Flash Player for Internet Explorer