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Windows 7: Adobe plugs critical holes in Shockwave Player

14 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Adobe plugs critical holes in Shockwave Player

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Summary: These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to run malicious code on an affected Windows or Mac OS X system.

Adobe has shipped an urgent Shockwave Player update to fix at least nine “critical” vulnerabilities that expose Windows and Mac users to computer-takeover attacks.
ZDNet
Adobe plugs critical holes in Shockwave Player | ZDNet

Update your plugins!

Maybe SevenForums should start a separate "Adobe" category in the forum directory.

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14 Feb 2012   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

When ever I read an article such as that, I don't think about how much safer the program is, but about how many more critical updates that are necessary that have not been released, or is currently not known to be needed. Sometimes I think that the vulnerabilities in any and all software is equivalent to a bottomless pit.
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15 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Indeed

I know what you mean.
Even "invulnerable" Linux distros, need a seemingly endless stream of patches and updates.

Since "it's that time of the month again", I'm going to have to fire up all of my VMs and update them too.
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15 Feb 2012   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Actually, Linux isn't invulnerable, it simply isn't the primary target, like Windows is.
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15 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Hence ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Actually, Linux isn't invulnerable, it simply isn't the primary target, like Windows is.
Hence the "".

According to the Linux "fanboys", it's immune to all viruses (even ones written for Linux) and it magically stops you from downloading, installing and running malware.

Sounds a bit like OSX.
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