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Monday, March 05, 2012

Second security patch for Adobe Flash Player in 20 days

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Adobe has just released another patch that fixes a couple of vulnerabilities in its Flash Player software. This is after it released another patch only three weeks ago. The patches are to fix security holes that can allow an attacker to take control of the computer or cause system crashes.

One of the bugs was a memory corruption vulnerability in Matrix3D that could lead to code execution and the other is what Adobe calls an "information disclosure" bug. These patches have been labeled priority 2 and so far there have not been any reports of hackers taking advantage of these vulnerabilities. 1 is the most critical and 3 is the least important when it comes to how soon IT admins should apply patches to the software.

The fixed versions of Flash Player can be downloaded from Adobe's website or you can also run Flash's update tool from the software itself. Most people tend to wait for Flash Player to them that a new version is available. If you are an Android user then you can get the latest version from the Android Market.

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