Adobe Shockwave follows Reader with security patch

Adobe has had to patch up another critical vulnerability in one of its software products this time with its Shockwave player.

The flaw could have allowed a remote hacker to take control of a user's system.

It was reported by security researcher Paul Kurczaba through Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative. Adobe claimed that 450 million internet-enabled desktops have installed Shockwave player.

Adobe Shockwave is a multimedia player that allows users to access applications such as 3D entertainment and interactive product demonstrations.

The fix comes only a couple of weeks after Adobe released a patch for 13 vulnerabilities in Reader and Acrobat as part of a regular patching cycle.

Adobe recommended that Shockwave users on Windows uninstall an earlier version of Shockwave, restart, and install the new version available here.