Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Time to Update Flash: Adobe Patches 2 Critical Vulnerabilities

Were you prompted to update Flash this morning?

Adobe Flash PlayerYesterday Adobe released an early update for Flash player that addresses two critical vulnerabilities.

The update patches a memory corruption vulnerability in Matrix3D that could result in malicious code execution and integer errors that could lead to information disclosure.

Although there haven’t been any reports of the vulnerabilities being exploited in-the-wild, Adobe recommends that Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris & Android users who have Adobe Flash Player or earlier versions installed apply this update.

Adobe Flash vulnerabilities are often exploited by cybercriminals in drive-by-downloads and other malicious attacks, so it’s better to update and be safe rather than to drag your feet and be sorry.

To update Flash to version (newest version), users can do one of the following:

  • Download the update directly from the Adobe.com website.

  • Run the built-in Adobe Flash update tool (Android users can download the update from the Android Marketplace).

  • Wait for Flash to prompt you to download and install the updates.

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