Adobe patches actively exploited Flash Player vulnerability in 24 flaw fix

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    Adobe Systems released a security update for Flash Player to fix 24 critical vulnerabilities, including one that hackers have been exploiting to infect computers with ransomware over the past week.

    The company advised users Thursday to upgrade to the newly released Flash Player 21.0.0.213 on Windows and Mac and Flash Player 11.2.202.616 on Linux. The Flash Player Extended Support Release was also updated to version 18.0.0.343.

    As usual, the Flash Player build bundled with Google Chrome on all platforms, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer for Windows 10 and IE for Windows 8.1 will be upgraded automatically through the update mechanisms of those browsers.

    Twenty-two of the newly patched vulnerabilities can result in remote code execution on users’ computers, one can lead to a security feature bypass and one can be used to bypass the memory layout randomization mitigation that’s supposed to make exploitation harder in general.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3053...ayer-including-an-actively-exploited-one.html
     
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