Adobe releases monthly updates early to patch Flash zero-day vulnerability

December 28, 2015

Adobe released its monthly security updates for January today, much earlier than its usual schedule of the middle of each month. The vendor accelerated the release of the patches because a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player (CVE-2015-8651) was reportedly exploited in limited targeted attacks.

This zero-day vulnerability affects the following Flash Player versions in Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and ChromeOS:

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