Adobe Issues Security Update for Flash Player
Adobe Systems Inc. has shipped an update for its ubiquitous Flash player that fixes at least five security flaws. A few of the flaws are critical, meaning users could have malicious software installed on their system merely by visiting a Web page that features a booby-trapped Flash movie.
Many readers will need to apply two different versions of this patch: One is designed for Internet Explorer, and another updates the Flash player in Firefox, Opera and Safari. This can be accomplished by visiting this update link twice, once with IE, and then again with Firefox or whichever other browser you're using.
The patch plugs security holes in Flash player 10.0.12.36 and earlier. Updates are available for Flash versions made for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Not sure which version of Flash you have installed, or want to make sure the fix worked? Visit this link to find out.
Adobe says users who for whatever reason cannot update to Flash Player 10 can grab a patched version of Flash Player 9, Flash Player 188.8.131.52, which can be downloaded from this link.
February 25, 2009; 2:00 PM ET
Categories: New Patches , Safety Tips | Tags: adobe, flash, patch
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