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 126.96.36.1996 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 188.8.131.529 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 184.108.40.2066 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS
- Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 220.127.116.116 and earlier Windows 10
- Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 11 18.104.22.1686 and earlier Windows 8.1
- Adobe Flash Player for Linux 22.214.171.1249 and earlier Linux
- AIR Desktop Runtime 126.96.36.1990 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
- AIR SDK 188.8.131.520 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
- AIR SDK & Compiler 184.108.40.2060 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
- AIR for Android 220.127.116.11 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.