Several days ago, Adobe was advised of vulnerabilities within the Flash Player that could likely allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. Web browser Mozilla Firefox has opted to block Adobe Flash until zero-day flaws are fixed and critics such as Facebook chief security officer (CSO) Alex Stamos have called for Adobe Flash to be killed off.
After investigating the matter, Adobe confirmed and fixed the issues, saying it is taking steps to ensure that this class of attack won't be used again in the future.
Adobe has released an update to Flash Player and is proactively pushing the update to users.
Flash Player is one of the most universal and widely distributed software items in the world, making it a common target of malicious hackers. Adobe says it is working to improve security of Flash Player and quickly address issues when discovered.