Adobe rushes out yet another security patch for Flash

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.
Photo: Adobe

In a post that surprises no one in the tech community, Adobe needed to fix another Flash security flaw today, rushing out a patch for its web multimedia software.

Adobe is rating the update as a critical vulnerability “that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”

Which, of course, sounds like kind of a big deal. Time for yet another security patch for Flash.

Adobe recommends users update as soon as possible with specific patches for each of its vulnerable software products for Macintosh and Windows, including Adobe’s AIR software, also on iOS and Android.

If you’re not sure which Adobe Flash products you’re running, head over to this Adobe web tool to find out.

Products affected include the following:

  • Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.306 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.329 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 20.0.0.306 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS
  • Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 20.0.0.306 and earlier Windows 10
  • Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 11 20.0.0.306 and earlier Windows 8.1
  • Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.569 and earlier Linux
  • AIR Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.260 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
  • AIR SDK 20.0.0.260 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
  • AIR SDK & Compiler 20.0.0.260 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
  • AIR for Android 20.0.0.233 and earlier Android

Poor Adobe; Flash used to be the best way to provide games, graphics and even entire websites to web surfers, but these days it’s just embarrassingly useless at best, and unsecure at worst.

With the continued security risks and bloated software, maybe it’s time to finally ditch Flash altogether.

Source: Adobe
Via: CNET

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  • Barry Marshall

    It’s always a “critical vulnerability” with Adobe. When was the last time they did an update that wasn’t?

  • 5723alex .

    I use Chrome beta and Flash version is 21.0.0.182

  • Jan te Pas

    i have take action! I have deleted Flash on all machines! Is some sites aren’t visible anymore? Who cares….

    • DrMuggg

      Have had serious thoughts about doing this. Flash is pure garbage.