Google Chrome has recently issued an update, which successfully repaired the serious vulnerabilities existed in Adobe Flash Player. However, users of other browsers and operating systems still have to wait a little bit to get the update patch.
The reason why Chrome is able to repair the flaws in advance, is because of the ongoing cooperation between Adobe and Google, which allows Google to update the Flash version in advance. Adobe spokesman Wiebke Lips said this is exactly what Google is using to send the patches in advance to users via the browser automatic update mechanism.
In reverse, it takes longer time for Adobe to send the patches because it has to test this update on more than 60 various platforms or configurations.
This serious Flash vulnerability repaired by Chrome update may allow attackers to install malicious software in computers of the end users. Attackers may embed the malicious Flash file into Microsoft Excel, and sent it to particular contacts through e-mail. When the recipients open the file, their computers would be infected.
This vulnerability is currently only found in Flash existed in Windows OS. Microsoft Office 2010 suite temporarily won’t be attacked due to the built-in data execution limiting function.