Adobe released an emergency security patch for the Flash Player to close multiple security flaws which are currently being exploited by black hat hackers. These are major fixes that resolve zero-day exploits which allow hackers to remotely execute code on affected computers.
The exploits are currently being used “in limited targeted attacks” according to Adobe. This means that they are not widely known to hackers, but users are advised to update Flash anyway just to stay safe. Flash has long been a problem for internet security, and is known to be one of the weakest links when it comes to securing computers. Most browsers are moving away from supporting the plugin, but progress is slow due to many websites still requiring Flash to run properly.
Adobe urges all Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Chrome OS users to update their Flash Player to the latest version. This can be done by visiting Adobe’s website. A more detailed explanation regarding the emergency patch can be found here.