As always, Adobe share’s Microsoft’s Patch Day every second Tuesday of the Month. This month, they also shared Microsoft’s light patch load.
Yesterday, Adobe only released one security bulletin to fix one vulnerability in Flash Player 11.7.700.202 and earlier, running on all platforms. As you probably know, Adobe Flash Player displays interactive, animated web content called Flash. Although Flash is optional, 99% of PC users download and install it to view multimedia web content. It runs on many operating systems, including mobile operating systems like Android.
Yesterday’s Flash Player update fixed an unspecified memory corruption vulnerability. If an attacker can entice one of your users to visit a malicious website, or into handling specially crafted Flash (SWF of FLV) content, he could exploit this flaw to execute code on that user’s computer, with that user’s privileges. If your users have administrator privileges, the attacker could gain full control of their computers.
Adobe rates the update as a “Priority 1” for Windows users, and recommends you apply it as soon as possible (within 72 hours). We have noticed that attackers and researchers seem to be finding holes in Flash as often as they are Java. Whatever platform you run it on, we highly recommend you keep Flash up to date. You can find the latest version of flash by clicking the icon below.
— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
Chris Mackintosh says
John Smythe says
Adobe also released an AIR update too.