Security updates for Adobe Flash Player flaws that could lead to info theft, malware attacks

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story imageAdobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address 13 vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

Linux users should update to version 11.2.202.466
Windows and Macintosh users should update to version 18.0.0.160
Extended Support Release for Windows and Macintosh is 13.0.0.292.*

Users of Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x and Google Chrome on Windows, Linux and Mac will receive the Flash Player update for their respective browser automatically. Adobe also released updates for the AIR runtime on Windows, Mac and Android, as well AIR SDK and Compiler, because these programs bundle Flash Player.

History has shown that attackers are quick to target new Flash flaws after a fix becomes available for them. Earlier this year, attackers started exploiting a Flash Player vulnerability just one week after Adobe released a patch for it.

Re: just uninstall/disable flash (Score: 1)

by axsdenied@pipedot.org on 2015-06-10 14:40 (#AVE4)

Completely agree. I reinstalled linux few months ago and completely forgot to install flash. Didn't even realise it was not there until I read this article.
Flash = RIP
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