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Apple: Flash Player Plug-in Blocked in Safari

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adobe-patched-headerApple has issued a security notice stating that the company has blocked outdated versions of Adobe Flash in Safari due to vulnerabilities. The move to block outdated Flash Player plug-ins comes after Adobe released Flash Player version to push a fix that removes a security vulnerability (CVE-2014-4671), which could be exploited by using a tool called Rosetta Flash.

If the version of Adobe Flash plug-in you are using is out of date, you may see the message, “Blocked plug-in,” or “Flash Security Alert” or “Flash out-of-date” when attempting to view Flash content in Safari.

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According to Apple’s product security team, Apple blocked the Flash Player plug-in because outdated Adobe Flash versions are vulnerable to the Rosetta Flash attack scenario, which could expose a victims sensitive data:

Due to security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to Flash Player 14.0.0145 and

Mac, Windows and Linux users can find additional security information about the Adobe Flash Player update here.