Hacking Team Hack Leaks Adobe Flash Zero-Day

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Adobe is reporting a critical vulnerability in its popular Flash Player. The software company on Tuesday revealed nearly all versions of the player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux are at risk. This zero-day vulnerability is especially critical, given Trend Micro’s March warning about the troubling combination of exploit kits and malvertising. The security firm warned that zero-day exploits are now being deployed in malicious ads right away, instead of first being used in targeted attacks against enterprises. And this relates directly to Adobe. Trend Micro reported two of the recent Adobe Flash zero-days (CVE-2015-0311 and CVE-2015-0313) were delivered to end users via malvertisements, putting the masses at risk. In the new vulnerability, Adobe said successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe said an exploit targeting this vulnerability has been published publicly. On Tuesday, the firm said a patch should be available July 8. Immediate Weaponization But there’s a bigger story to tell. The flaw was made public after the Hacking Team was hacked. The Italian company has made a name for itself helping governments and intelligence agencies spy on people. But now the tables have apparently been turned […]

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