Java is not the only software to be targeted by malware and hackers — Adobe Flash Player is also under attack.

Adobe has released an update to fix two zero-day exploits in Flash that affect both OS X and Windows operating systems.

Targeted attacks have been designed to trick Windows users into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an e-mail attachment. The attachment contains malicious Flash content.

The vulnerabilities also allow malicious Flash content on websites to transport malware to OS X users through either Firefox or Safari.

Adobe said the updates, released Feb. 7, address vulnerabilities that could cause a user’s computer to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe is recommending users update their product installations to the latest versions immediately via the official Flash Web page or through the Flash updater already on users’ systems.

Some of the updates are more critical than others — Adobe has rated them in the table below:


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