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Adobe Issues Flash Player Update, Patches 23 Flaws

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adobe-patched-headerAdobe Systems has released Flash Player for Macintosh and Windows with patches for 23 security flaws. “These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,” notes Adobe’s security bulletin (APSB15-23).

A majority of the security bug fixes address remote code execution flaws, which could be exploited to execute malicious code on potential victims’ computers. Other mitigations include further hardening to deter against “vector length corruptions,” and additional validation checks to ensure that Flash Player rejects malicious content vulnerable JSONP callback APIs.

The affected Adobe software includes the following:

Affected Adobe Flash Player software

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The vulnerabilities patched with these Flash Player updates are as follows:

Mac and Windows users should update to Adobe Flash Player (15.9 MB), and Linux users should update to Flash Player As usual, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 and 11 for Windows 8.0 and 8.1 will be automatically updated to the latest Flash version, which will include Adobe Flash Player Adobe recommends users of the AIR desktop runtime update to version by visiting the AIR download center.