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Adobe has released security updates for Flash Player on Windows, Mac and Linux.

adobe-logoAdobe has released security updates for Flash Player on Windows, Mac and Linux. The update addresses four security vulnerability described by Adobe in this way:

  • A use-after-free vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-0506)
  • A buffer overflow vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-0507)
  • A security bypass vulnerability that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2014-0508)
  • A cross-site-scripting vulnerability (CVE-2014-0509)

Most users can get their software update at get.adobe.com/flashplayer. Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10/11 Metro users will get an update from those companies.

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installation to the newest version:

Product Updated version Platform Priority rating
Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 Windows and Macintosh 1
13.0.0.182 Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8.0 1
13.0.0.182 Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 1
13.0.0.182 Chrome for Windows, Macintosh and Linux 1
11.7.700.275 Windows and Macintosh 1
11.2.202.350 Linux 3
Adobe AIR 13.0.0.83 Android 3
Adobe AIR SDK and Compiler 13.0.0.83 Windows and Macintosh 3
Adobe AIR SDK 13.0.0.83 Windows and Macintosh 3

These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Source: Associated Press

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