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Adobe Issues Final 2015 Flash Player Security Update

Posted on December 14th, 2015 by

adobe-patched-headerAdobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player, releasing version 20.0.0.235 as its final 2015 update of the year. Flash Player 20.0.0.235 addresses "critical vulnerabilities" that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system, according to Adobe's security bulletin (APSB15-32).

Seventy-nine vulnerabilities were patched in Adobe's final 2015 software update.

Following the update, chief technology officer at Qualys, Wolfgang Kandek, said:

"All but three of the vulnerabilitities could be used by an attacker to gain code execution running under the user in the browser. [...] Flash-based attacks have been a favorite for attackers this year with many exploit kids providing very up-to-date exploits — include this in your high priority items."

RELATED: How to Tell if Adobe Flash Player Update is Valid

Adobe software affected by these updates include the following:

Adobe Flash Player update 12.08.2015 affected versions

Details of the vulnerabilities addressed in this update are as follows:

Mac and Windows users running Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime should update to Flash Player 20.0.0.235 (16.2 MB) as soon as possible, and Linux users should update to Flash Player 11.2.202.554. Google Chrome will automatically update to the latest version, which includes Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.228 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. Users of the AIR desktop runtime should update to version 20.0.0.204 by visiting the AIR download center.

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