Adobe has fixed a potentially serious cross-platform security bug in its Flash Player software with an out-of-sequence security update.
A series of patches for different platforms, published on Sunday, tackles a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Flash.
Adobe Flash Player version 10.3.181.16 – and earlier across a range of platforms (Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris) – needed to be patched, as explained in a Adobe security bulletin here.
Adobe describes the security updates as "important" and not critical, which makes it a little surprising that the update happened outside the software developer's quarterly update cycle.
Applications from Adobe are among the most commonly used for attacks on software platforms these days, so it is just as well the vulnerability has been patched before the bad guys got around to turning it into a tool for targeted hacking attacks. ®