Over on Adobe’s support page the company has warned of yet another security flaw in their popular Flash Player software.
This new threat can potentially compromise a user’s machine by causing memory corruption and allowing a malicious website to install malware on the affected PC.
Flash versions vulnerable are 10.3.181.23 and earlier for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris.
Check to see which version you have installed with Mozilla’s handy plugin check. If you’re not up to date head on over to the Flash Player download page.
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Another Flash Player vulnerability has been announced on Adobe’s website.
This latest security flaw affects version 10.3.181.16 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris. According to Adobe the cross-site scripting vulnerability could potentially be used to take over a user’s machine if they visit a malicious website or click on a dodgy email link.
Adobe is urging users to upgrade to the latest Flash Player, which as of now is version 10.3.181.22 (10.3.181.23 for ActiveX). Download it here.
If you’re unsure about which version you have installed don’t forget about Mozilla’s handy plugin check.
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In what seems to be almost as regular as the sun rising, Adobe yesterday announced yet another flaw in their Flash Player software.
This latest threat appears almost identical to last month’s flaw which was being taken advantage of by way of a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Word (.doc) file spread through email.
AFFECTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS
- Adobe Flash Player 10.2.159.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems
- Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.28 and earlier versions for Chrome users
- Adobe Flash Player 10.2.157.51 and earlier versions for Android
Adobe recommends users of any of the above Flash versions to update immediately. Whether you’re on Chrome, IE, Opera or Firefox the version you want installed is 10,3,181,14. Head on over to Adobe’s About Flash Player page to make sure you’re up to date.
As always don’t forget about Mozilla’s handy plugin check page, that examines which plugins you have installed and lets you know of any available upgrades.
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The latest Flash Player exploit which uses a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Word (.doc) file has finally been plugged by Adobe.
Google have updated their Chrome browser with the relevant fix which plugs the critical hole in Adobe’s Flash Player software.
The latest build of Chrome is 10.0.648.205. You can find out if you have the latest version by clicking on the spanner in the upper-right then find ‘About Google Chrome’. This small update also fixes a few other issues listed here.
The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 10.0.648.205 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. This release contains a new version of Adobe Flash which includes a fix for a security vulnerability.
Using IE? You can manually download the Flash update here.
Firefox users grab it from this page.
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Adobe yesterday announced the discovery of another (as of yet unpatched) critical security flaw in its Flash Player software. The flaw exists in version number 10.2.153.1 and earlier (10.2.154.25 and earlier for Chrome users).
The exploit is being taken advantage of by way of a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Word (.doc) file spread through email. This can typically crash the user’s machine allowing an attacker to compromise the system.
The company assured users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat that at this time they are not aware of any attacks to those applications. Adobe says it’s working on updating its Flash Player software to plug the critical flaw but has not yet given a release date.
We are in the process of finalizing a schedule for delivering updates for Flash Player 10.2.x and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android, Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader X (10.0.2) for Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 9.4.3 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh.
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