September 22, 2014

Adobe updates Flash Player to fix 25 security vulnerabilities

(LiveHacking.Com) – Adobe has released a new version of its Flash Player to address a multitude of security vulnerabilities. The new release fixes at least 25 separate security flaws. Adobe also released a security patch for its Adobe AIR software. According to Adobe, “these updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”

The update affects all Flash platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Adobe has released security updates for:

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh,
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier for versions for Linux,
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x.

For Adobe AIR users, all versions prior to 3.4.0.2540 on Windows, Macintosh and Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.

There are two categories of vulnerabilities fix in this release: buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution and memory corruption vulnerabilities that could also lead to code execution.

If you are still using Flash Player 10 and you cannot update to Flash Player 11.4.402.287, Adobe has released Flash Player 10.3.183.29, which can be downloaded here.

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