Security & Privacy

Adobe Issues Critical Updates for Flash, Shockwave, Photoshop and More

Posted on August 10th, 2011 by

Adobe has released a number of critical updates for web browser plug-ins Flash, Air and Shockwave, for graphics program Photoshop, and for other programs.

The Flash Player update fixes 13 security flaws, some of them critical, bringing the latest version of Flash Player for Mac to 10.3.183.5. Users can download the new version of Flash Player here.

Adobe Air was updated for the same flaws, and the new version is 2.7.1, with downloads available here.

Shockwave Player saw 7 flaws patched, and the new version is 11.6.1.629. Shockwave Player can be downloaded here.

Photoshop CS was updated to fix one vulnerability which affects malicious .gif files. The update can be downloaded here.

It’s worth noting that there’s a bit of a tiff between Google and Adobe regarding the Flash update. A Google engineer said on Twitter that he had sent info to Adobe regarding some 400 vulnerabilities. An Adobe representative later replied via Twitter, but has since removed the tweet. Gregg Keizer on Infoworld has more on this feud. I suspect we’ll hear more about it later today.