Adobe Shockwave Player Patch Coming Oct. 28
Adobe is prepping a patch for a security bug in Shockwave Player that is now under attack.Adobe Systems is planning to patch a critical vulnerability Oct. 28 in response to the appearance of attacks. Adobe originally issued an advisory on the bug Oct. 21. The vulnerability exists in Shockwave Player 188.8.131.522 and earlier, and affects both Windows and Macintosh computers.
Attackers can exploit the issue to cause a crash and allow an attacker to take control of a vulnerable system, Adobe warned. Though Adobe initially said it had not seen any attacks, an updated advisory released Oct. 27 reports that the vulnerability is now being targeted.