Adobe's January Patch Tuesday release came early with the company today issuing patches for a critical zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe said the vulnerability (CVE-2015-8651) affects Flash Player in Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and ChromeOS and that an immediate patch needed to be issued.
“In terms of vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild, we aim to release a patch as quickly as possible in order to help protect our customers, whether if it falls on Patch Tuesday or not,” and Adobe spokesperson told SCMagazine.com in an email Tuesday.
Adobe noted the affected versions are:
On December 8 Adobe rolled out a record 78 patches for its various products and was not scheduled to do so again until January 16.