Adobe on Thursday patched a previously known "critical" Flash Player vulnerability, disclosed last week. The flaw, which could cause a crash or allow an attacker to take control of an affected system, also is present in Reader and Acrobat, where it is being actively exploited. Adobe has said it is not aware of any attacks targeting Flash. The Flash update, which includes fixes for 17 other bugs, affects version and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris. An update to Reader and Acrobat is due during the week of Nov. 15. – DK