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Adobe Patches 52 Vulnerabilities in Flash Player


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I always recommend not waiting for updates but flasjh is a very attacked vector so like the Wimndows updates this one is critical. If you Have Windows 7 or Vista then you must update using control panel and the Adobe flash player icon then click on the update tab to update safely.

 

Windows 8/8.1/10 are updated in the regular Windows updates.

 

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"Adobe today pushed out an updated Flash Player that patched 52 vulnerabilities, most of which led to remote code execution on compromised machines.

 

The 52 flaws represent one of the biggest security updates in Flash this year, in what has been a busy time around the beleaguered software. Already, Adobe has had to push out emergency updates addressing zero day vulnerabilities under attack by criminals and APT attackers.

 

None of the flaws patched today are currently under attack in the wild.

 

The updated version, 22.0.0.209 for Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge, as well as 11.2.202.632 for Linux, replaces 22.0.0.192 and 11.2.202.626, respectively.

 

Thirty-three of the Flash Player patches resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities leading to remote code execution. A dozen use-after-free flaws were also addressed that exposed machines to code execution attacks. The update also patches a handful of type-confusion vulnerabilities and a heap buffer overflow flaw that open the door to code execution.

 

Adobe also addressed a race condition and a security bypass flaw that led to information disclosure, a memory leak vulnerability and stack corruption bugs leading to code execution.

 

Adobe also published new versions of Acrobat and Reader, patching 30 vulnerabilities along the way. Users are urged to be at version 11.0.17 for the desktop version of both products on Windows and Mac OS X.

 

All but one of the vulnerabilities lead to code execution; most are memory corruption bugs along with integer and heap buffer overflows and a use after free flaw. There is also a flaw that allows for a bypass of restrictions on JavaScript API execution."

 

The article with more details and a large number of links to related issues is here: https://threatpost.com/adobe-patches-52-vulnerabilities-in-flash-player/119216/

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