Adobe has today issued an emergency update to patch two security holes in its Adobe Flash Player software. Links to sites hosting the malicious code are embedded in phishing e-mails aimed at the aerospace and manufacturing industry, and also against Mac OS X users.
The malware infects computers with a trojan virus in a number of executable files and a number of DDLs that allows virus distributors to remotely access the computer. Flash versions affected include Adobe Flash Player 11.5 on Windows and Mac OS X, and 11.2 on Linux. The security flaw also affects certain preinstalled platforms such as Flash in IE10 and Chrome, as well as Flash Player 11.1 on Android, although these will be automatically updated in routine software updates.