Adobe pushes another critical security update for Flash Player

By , Oct 27, 2016

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It’s been a little more than two weeks since Photoshop maker Adobe released a security update for its Flash Player for macOS which fixed a bunch of critical vulnerabilities and now another critical security update for Flash Player got released this morning. According to Adobe, the vulnerabilities in the current version of Flash Player could allow an attacker to take control of Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS machines.

“Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7855 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows versions 7, 8.1 and 10,” reads the post.

Both Adobe Flash Player version 23.0.0.185 and earlier and Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome version 23.0.0.185 and earlier are affected.

To update your copy of Flash Player to the new version, use the built-in updater or download the latest build from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player webpage or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player from the menu.

If you use multiple browsers, you’re wholeheartedly recommended to perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.

TUTORIAL: How to remove Flash Player from your Mac

If you use Google’s Chrome browser, its silent update mechanism should ensure that you’re always running the latest version of both Chrome and the built-in Flash Player.

Adobe Flash Player Check for Updates Now

If your Mac already runs the standalone Flash Player, enable the option “Allow Adobe to install updates” in System Preferences to ensure you automatically receive future Flash security updates as they become available.

Source: Adobe

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  • Rolf Bause

    The best thing about Flash is the certainty, that we don’t have to live with it much longer 🙂

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      This was said four years ago and sadly Flash still isn’t irrelevant. Although for myself, I haven’t installed Flash since getting my new Mac back in December 2015 and I have yet to face a situation where it was required. So I suppose it’s progress!

  • Rowan09

    Again. Flash need to start investing in HTML 5 as funny as it sounds.

  • Mark S

    People still use this thing?

  • Alex Wilson

    I removed Flash from all my Mac and work PCs over a year ago, only a few issues but it’s not worth the security risk. There is very little left that needs flash and of that almost none of it is worthwhile I’ve found.

  • hkgsulphate

    SJ must be laughing in the paradise