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Adobe fixes bevy of critical Shockwave Player vulnerabilities


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:09 PM

Adobe Systems Inc. repaired 20 vulnerabilities in its Shockwave Player in a critical update issued late Tuesday that blocks attackers from remotely exploiting the flaws.

The holes were identified in Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.7.609 running on Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X. Adobe said it knew of no ongoing attacks against the flaws in the wild. The update repairs more than a dozen memory corruption vulnerabilities and several denial-of-service flaws.

Adobe Shockwave Player is used as a plug-in in hundreds of millions of Web browsers and has been a favorite target of attackers in recent years. In a recent interview, Brad Arkin, senior director of product security and privacy at Adobe, said the company has been increasing its transparency on its software security processes and investing in ways to better protect users from attacks. The majority of users that fall victim to attacks fail to keep the software up to date, he said.

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/...1519111,00.html


Adobe Security Bulletin:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bull.../apsb10-20.html

Shockwave Uninstaller available here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/#sp

Reinstall Shockwave from here:
http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

Test your new Shockwave Player here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/

Edited by Union_Thug, 25 August 2010 - 04:10 PM.


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