Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adobe Updates Flash Player to Patch 2 Vulnerabilities, Adds New Automatic Update Option

Adobe Flash PlayerIt’s time to update Adobe Flash again!

On Wednesday, Adobe released an update that not only fixed 2 critical vulnerabilities, but finally offers an automatic update option to make it easier to apply updates across multiple browsers.

The patch addresses 2 memory corruption vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-0772 & CVE-2012-0773) within Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris along with Flash Player and earlier builds for Android 3.x/2.x that Adobe warns could cause a crash and allow remote code execution by an attacker.

Adobe recommends that Windows, Mac and Linux users visit the Adobe Flash Player Download Center to update to Flash Player Solaris users are also advised to visit the download center to update to Flash Player

Android 2.x and 3.x users should update to Flash Player via Google Play Store.

In regards to the new automatic update options, Adobe explains that once you’ve successfully installed Adobe Flash Player 11.2 you will be presented with a dialog box to select your update method of choice:

  • Install updates automatically when available (recommended)

  • Notify me when updates are available

  • Never check for updates (not recommended)

By the way, the new background update feature is currently only available for Windows users (XP and newer). The automatic update feature for Mac is currently under development and should be available soon.

In the even that you have no idea what version of Flash Player you have installed, you can always go here to find out.

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