When exploited, the vulnerability leads to an application crash which leaves the user liable to remote control of the system and code execution from the attacker.
Such remote code execution flaws are a favourite method for covertly installing malware and are often regarded as the highest risks among software vulnerabilities.
Windows, Move Over - MacOs Also Needs Updates
This vulnerability is cross-platform: this time, MacOS and Windows users alike need to update their installations.
Choose Your Update - Stat!
Find the updates you need for either platform, and get the whole story by reading Adobe Security Bulletin APSB08-15.