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Windows 7: Adobe Update Nixes Flash Player Zero Day

29 Apr 2014   #1

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Adobe Update Nixes Flash Player Zero Day

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Adobe Systems Inc. has shipped an emergency security update to fix a critical flaw in its Flash Player software that is currently being exploited in active attacks. The exploits so far appear to target Microsoft Windows users, but updates also are available for Mac and Linux versions of Flash.

The Flash update brings the media player to v. 13.0.0.206 on Windows and Mac systems, and v. 11.2.202.356 for Linux users. To see which version of Flash you have installed, check this link.

IE10/IE11 and Chrome should auto-update their versions of Flash. If your version of Flash on Chrome (on either Windows, Mac or Linux) is not yet updated, you may just need to close and restart the browser.
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29 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Thanks for the update
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29 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Just noticed there was a flash update about 1 hour ago as I was updating Firefox but didn't realize it patched such a serious flaw, Thanks for the informative post Bill.
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29 Apr 2014   #4
bej

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"That advisory credits Kaspersky Lab with reporting the vulnerability, and indeed Kaspersky published a blog post today detailing two new exploits that have been spotted in the wild attacking this vulnerability. Both exploits, according to Kaspersky, have been used in so-called “watering hole” espionage attacks, an increasingly common attack technique involving the compromise of legitimate websites specific to a geographic area which the attackers believe will be visited by end users who belong to the organization they wish to penetrate".

Did anyone read the source ?? What GARBAGE. Just another "10 minutes of fame" (it's nothing but an advertisement) for Adobe and Kaspersky Labs and their failing products. So;

Do you go to the "legitimate website" ?
Are you in the "specific geographic area" ?
Did you, or do you plan, to visit the unknown legitimate website in the unknown geographic area ?
Do you belong to the unknown "organization they wish to penetrate"

Nothing but an advertisment to keep their names fresh in your mind.

Fear is a powerful influence
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29 Apr 2014   #5

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
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... To see which version of Flash you have installed, check this link.
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A Guy
Added the link to test flash version in Bill's quoted quote.
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29 Apr 2014   #6

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

The best way to deal with flash is to disable it when not in use
Same goes for Java from Oracle if you need it at all which most people do not,
Cheers for the heads up Bill although I saw this yesterday
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