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Windows 7: Adobe patches a critical vulnerability in Shockwave Player


16 Mar 2014   #1

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Adobe patches a critical vulnerability in Shockwave Player

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Adobe Systems released a new security update for Shockwave Player in order to fix a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely take control of affected systems.

The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2014-0505, is the result of a memory corruption issue and can lead to arbitrary code execution. According to Adobe, the flaw was privately reported to the company and there are no reports of active exploits targeting it in the wild.
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16 Mar 2014   #2

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Flash is a pain in the backside,
Wish it was done away with,
Cheers.
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16 Mar 2014   #3

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Both Flash player and Shockwave seem to be always becoming insecure. I think most could do without Shockwave. A Guy
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16 Mar 2014   #4

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Thank you A Guy for the notice. Just updated.
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16 Mar 2014   #5

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Yea since they combined shockwave and flash it's been nothing but double trouble,
But yes the standalone shockwave most likely is the worst,
Cheers.
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19 Mar 2014   #6

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If you have google chrome, its built into the browser in a sandbox. The tab itself is in a sandbox, plus the browser is in a sandbox. Meaning you can uninstall adobe flash from your system and minimize the vulnerabilities. (Unless a program uses it that is.)

Again though, nothing is ever 100% secure. But it is a safer way to go. And chrome always tries html5 first unless its not a option it will use flash.
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19 Mar 2014   #7

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So, where does one go to update? None of the links I've seen here leads me to a download.
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20 Mar 2014   #8

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20 Mar 2014   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Thanks!
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20 Mar 2014   #10

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