Adobe Patches Major Security Vulnerability That Plagued All Version Of Flash Player

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On Friday, we reported about a major security vulnerability in Flash that affects all versions of Flash for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. This vulnerability left Flash open to exploits through which hackers can crash a target PC or even take complete control of it.

According to today’s security bulletin, Adobe has issued a patch that fixes the vulnerability (identifier APSB15-27). Adobe says that it is aware of a report that indicates the latest version has been used in a limited. targeted attacks.

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player.  These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2015-7645 is being used in limited, targeted attacks.

Adobe has also posted a list of Flash version affected by this vulnerability.

Affected Flash Version

Product Affected Versions Platform
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 19.0.0.207 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.252 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 19.0.0.207 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 19.0.0.207 and earlier Windows 10
Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 19.0.0.207 and earlier Windows 8.0 and 8.1
Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.535 and earlier Linux

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installation to the newest version:

Flash Version With Fix

Product Updated Versions Platform Priority Availability
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 19.0.0.226 Windows and Macintosh 1 Flash Player Download Center  Flash Player Distribution
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.255 Windows and Macintosh 1 Extended Support
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 19.0.0.226 Windows, Macintosh and Linux 1 Google Chrome Releases
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 19.0.0.225 Chrome OS 1 Google Chrome Releases
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 19.0.0.226 Windows 10 1 Microsoft Security Advisory
Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 19.0.0.226 Windows 8.0 and 8.1 1 Microsoft Security Advisory
Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.540 Linux 3 Flash Player Download Center

Flash has been repeatedly affected by security issues that leave users vulnerable, so much so that companies have taken steps against it by disabling it in their browsers, and in some cases outright calling for Flash to be retired. If you are running any version of Flash, be sure to check whether it has any updates available, and install them if so.

Source: Adobe

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  1. p@thet1c says:

    swift reaction from adobe…