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June 17th, 2016:

Adobe – Critical out-of-band security release JUNE 2016

SANS Internet Storm Center has a  PATCH NOW  rating on this “zero day” exploit circulating in the wild

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Critical+Adobe+Flash+Update+Patch+Now/21167/

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-18.html

Adobe did not release a patch for Flash on Tuesday, but instead alerted users of an unpatched, and actively exploited, vulnerability (CVE-2016-4171).  Today, Adobe did release a patch that fixes this vulnerability (and others). This is a “PATCH NOW” vulnerability that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

MICROSOFT HAS JUST RELEASED “OUT OF BAND” UPDATE ALSO
Windows 8 and Windows 10 have Adobe Flash patching built into Windows Update (and please update as automatically prompted)

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-jun

More on specific vulnerability can be found here which is circulating in limited targeted attacks:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa16-03.html