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Adobe fixes Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat critical vulnerabilities

11 January 2017 2

If you are an Adobe Reader, Acrobat or Flash Player user, then you should not wait any longer before going for the latest security update released by the company. Adobe has issued new security updates for these software which bring fixes for various critical vulnerabilities.

Starting with Acrobat and Reader security updates, these are aimed at Windows and Mac users of these programs. A total of 29 vulnerabilities have been fixed with the update with 28 of them being said to be vulnerable enough to be exploited for a random code execution.

As for the update, users on the Classic and Continuous tracks are advised to upgrade their Acrobat and Reader software to 15.006.30279 and 15.023.20053 versions respectively. And users on the desktop track will need to make sure that they are running version 11.0.19 to be on the safer side.

Now coming to Flash Player security update, it has been made available for users on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS platforms. This update brings fixes for 13 vulnerabilities with 12 of them could be responsible for a remote code execution. While Chrome OS users don't have to do anything as their version will get updated automatically, the rest of the users will need to update manually and have the version number installed on their respective platforms.

While Adobe is yet to come across any exploit incident related to any of these critical vulnerabilities, you are advised to update your Flash Player, Acrobat, and Reader to the latest version as soon as possible.



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  • 29 vulnerabilities... this is a big number considering that 28 out of them can be exploited for code execution. This means the update is indeed very necessary and critical.

      • Flash Player is no different either. 12 out of 13 vulnerabilities can be held accountable for remote code execution. But it's great to hear about Chrome OS version being auto updated.


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