Blizzard is announcing via WorldofWarcraft.com site and the in-game login screen that there is a security vulnerability in some versions of Flash that affects WoW users. The upgrade was pretty quick and easy, so if you have administrator permissions, go ahead and get this taken care of before you join the thousands of hacked accounts. Here is the official word from Blizz:
A recent vulnerability has been discovered in popular web-content delivery program Adobe Flash, and it could potentially be used to target World of Warcraft players and accounts. The newest available version of Adobe Flash, version 188.8.131.52, does not contain this vulnerability, and we recommend that everyone upgrade their Flash player as soon as possible by visiting the Adobe.com download page at the link below.
In addition, to avoid exploitation of this vulnerability, we have temporarily disabled the ability to post hyperlinks in our forums. Any links will need to be copied and pasted into a browser. We’ll continue to evaluate any potential security threats and take any steps necessary to ensure a safe and fun environment.
For more information on this issue, you can read the announcements from the Adobe security team concerning the threat at the links below.
Go upgrade and play safe.