Release date: June 14, 2016
Vulnerability identifier: APSA16-03
CVE number: CVE-2016-4171
Platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
A critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-4171) exists in Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS. Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-4171 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks. Adobe will address this vulnerability in our monthly security update, which will be available as early as June 16. For the latest information, users may monitor the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team blog.
Adobe categorizes this as a critical vulnerability.