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Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player (2/20/14)


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-07.html

 

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Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.336 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2014-0502 exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

Users of Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70

Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.336 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.341.

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 for Windows 8.0.

Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 installed with Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 for Windows 8.1.

Users of Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1390 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1628.
Users of the Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1390 SDK and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1628 SDK.
Users of the Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1390 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 4.0.0.1628 SDK & Compiler.

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:16 PM

Why you should update:

Older versions of of popular software such as Adobe (Acrobat Reader, Flash Player, Shockwave Player), Java, Windows Media Player, Web Browsers are vulnerable to exploits and should be kept updated. There are serious security issues with older versions which can increase the risk of system infection. Infections spread by malware writers and attackers exploiting unpatched security holes or vulnerabilities in older versions. Software applications are a favored target of malware writers who continue to exploit coding and design vulnerabilities with increasing aggressiveness.

The majority of computers get infected from visiting a specially crafted webpage that exploits one or multiple software vulnerabilities. It could be by clicking a link within an email or simply browsing the net, and it happens silently without any user interaction whatsoever.

Web Exploits

Exploit kits are a type of malicious toolkit used to exploit security holes found in software applications...for the purpose of spreading malware. These kits come with pre-written exploit code and target users running insecure or outdated software applications on their computers.

Exploit Kits - Anatomy of an exploit kitThe only thing that Adobe Flash threatens more than your privacy is your security. Flash has been riddled with exploitable vulnerabilities.
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