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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-04.html

 

Release date: February 4, 2014
Vulnerability identifier: APSB14-04
CVE number: CVE-2014-0497
Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.43 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.335 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address a critical vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.

Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for this vulnerability exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

Users of Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.43 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44.
Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.335 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.336.
Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.41 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.38 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 for Windows 8.0.
Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.38 installed with Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 for Windows 8.1.

 

 



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:31 PM

Major software vendors like Adobe, Java and others have been bundling third-party software (toolbars, add-ons) in their download packages.

That's why it is important to read the EULA and everything very carefully when downloading or updating your software. You should be able to uncheck the box to include any free toolbars that are offered during installation or updates unless you want them.
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

Here is the reason behind the emergency update. I would say it is pretty critical ...

 

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246065/Flash_exploit_distributes_credential_stealing_malware



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

Flash exploit distributes credential-stealing malware...just another reason to change all your online passwords often.
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