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BlackBerry PlayBook OS Update Includes Fix for Adobe Flash Player

Adobe issued an update for Adobe Flash Player, which addresses an issue that affects all systems running Flash.

“This cross-site scripting vulnerability could be used to perform actions on behalf of a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet user on any website or webmail provider if the user visits a maliciously crafted website that loads Adobe Flash content.”

“Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires an attacker to craft Adobe Flash content in a stand alone Adobe Flash (.swf) application or embed Adobe Flash content in a website and then persuade the user to access the Adobe Flash content by clicking a link to the content in an email message or on a webpage. The email message could be received at a webmail account that the user accesses in a browser on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.”

“RIM has issued BlackBerry PlayBook tablet software version which resolves this Adobe Flash Player vulnerability on affected versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. This free update can be downloaded over-the-air from your BlackBerry PlayBook,” revealed BlackBerry blog.

Update By Accessing the Software Update Notification

PlayBook tablet uses notifications to keep you informed about software updates. When a new software update notification comes in, it appears in the top right hand corner of the PlayBook status ribbon.

  1. Simply view your notifications and follow the steps to access the latest software update notification and complete the software update.

Manually Check for Software Updates

  1. From the home screen, tap to open Settings.
  2. Tap Software Updates
  3. Tap Check for Updates.

[BTSCKB27240, Via: BlackBerry blog]

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