Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address a critical vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7855 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows versions 7, 8.1 and 10.
Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1993 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
These updates resolve a use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-7855).
Adobe would like to thank Neel Mehta and Billy Leonard from Google's Threat Analysis Group for reporting CVE-2016-7855 and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.
Arch teams, please test and mark stable:
Targeted stable KEYWORDS : amd64 x86
Maintainer(s), please cleanup.
Added to existing GLSA request
This issue was resolved and addressed in
GLSA 201610-10 at https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201610-10
by GLSA coordinator Kristian Fiskerstrand (K_F).