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Microsoft to patch Flash hole in Windows 8 shortly

h-online: Microsoft has confirmed that it will deliver a security update for the bundled version of Flash Player used by Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) sooner than previously planned. In a statement sent to ZDNet, Yunsun Wee, Trustworthy Computing Director at Microsoft, said that the company is working closely with Adobe on an updated version of …

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Adobe Flash Player update patches six critical holes

h-Online: Adobe has released the second update for its Flash Player software in a week, this time for six critical vulnerabilities. Four of the issues addressed are problems with memory corruption that could lead to remote code execution; additionally, the update fixes an integer overflow vulnerability that could also lead to remote code execution. Another …

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Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.270 for Windows released to address a crash

Adobe wrote: Today, Flash Player 11.3.300.270 for Windows was released to address a crash that was occurring in the Adobe Flash Player Update Service (FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe).  There are no other fixes or changes provided with this build.  This release is available for Windows only, and affects the Active X and Plug-in installers, uninstaller, and msi’s (available …

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Adobe updates Flash Player 11.3 to fix Firefox crashing problem

Adobe has released an updated version of its proprietary Flash Player 11.3 plugin to address a bug that caused Firefox 13 on Windows to crash for some users. The problem is believed to have been related to the recently introduced Protected Mode for the Windows version of Flash Player and the open source web browser; …

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Sandboxed Flash Player for Firefox: Adobe Flash update closes several critical holes

The H-Online: Adobe has announced the release of an update for Flash Player on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android 3.x and 4.x, and within its own AIR runtime. The update addresses several critical vulnerabilities which involve memory corruption, stack overflows, integer overflows, security being bypassed, null dereferencing and binary planting (DLL hijacking). All, except the security …

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Adobe Flash Player update closes critical object confusion hole

The H-Online: Adobe has released a security advisory relating to an object confusion vulnerability which allows an attacker to crash the player or take control of an affected system. Adobe says that there are reports of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild as part of targeted email-based attacks which trick the user into clicking …

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Adobe Flash enables auto-updating while patching two critical flaws

SophosLabs: Adobe released Flash Player version 11.2.202.228 for Windows, OS X and Linux today. In my view this is a milestone release as it finally introduces an automatic, silent updating mechanism to help users stay current with the latest releases from here forward. Google Chrome users may consider themselves spoiled, as they have been enjoying …

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Adobe releases beta version of sandboxed Flash for Firefox

The H-Online: Adobe has released a public beta of a sandboxed version of its Flash plugin for Firefox in an effort to improve its security. The new “Protected Mode” for Flash, which has been in development for at least a year according to Adobe engineer Peleus Uhley, runs with restricted privileges and, to further limit …

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Expert says Adobe omits mention of 400 Flash Player flaws

H-Online: Officially, Adobe’s current update for Flash Player has closed only 13 holes, but unofficially it is said to have closed several hundred. Security specialist Tavis Ormandy, who works for Google, claims that he discovered 400 holes and notified Adobe of them. The specialist has now complained that, while the holes have been closed, they …

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