Windows 10: Adobe updates Flash Player to resolve 79 security flaws

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  1. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       10 Dec 2015 #1

    Adobe updates Flash Player to resolve 79 security flaws


    Adobe updates Flash Player to resolve 79 security flaws




    Adobe has pushed out an updated version of Flash Player that resolves a total of 79 security flaws in its last security update of the year.

    The release addresses critical vulnerabilities that could potentially give an attacker the ability to take control of an affected system, according to Adobe.

    The mammoth list of updates (CVE-2015-8045 through to CVE-2015-8457) impacts all computer systems and fixes problems including stack overflow vulnerabilities, memory corruption flaws and buffer overflow issues, all of which can lead to remote code execution.

    The update brings Flash to version 20.0.0.228 for Internet Explorer (IE) and Chrome on Windows and Mac computers and 20.0.0.235 for versions of Firefox and Safari.

    AIR Desktop Runtime, AIR SDK, AIR SDK & Compiler and AIR for Android are also updated to Flash version 20.0.0.204 for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS in the latest release.

    Users of Flash Player 11.2 or later for Windows or Flash Player 11.3 or later for Macintosh, who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates', will receive the update automatically, Adobe stated in its notes.

    Users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted. It is highly advised that users update their systems in order to stay protected against hackers and cyber criminals.

    Adobe said a number of firms had helped to find the numerous security gaps in the much-maligned Flash software, including Google's Project Zero, Palo Alto Networks and HP's Zero Day Initiative.

    Following the release, Wolfgang Kandek, chief technology officer at Qualys, said: "All but three of the vulnerabilities could be used by an attacker to gain code execution running under the user in the browser.

    "Flash-based attacks have been a favourite for attackers this year with many exploit kits providing very up-to-date exploits - include this in your high priority items."

    The update comes at the same time Microsoft issued its final update of 2015 that took the total number of patches for the year to 135, far in excess of the total from 2014, partly caused by the release of major news tools, specifically Windows 10.

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    Adobe updates Flash Player to resolve 79 security flaws - IT News from V3.co.uk
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  2.    10 Dec 2015 #2

    Damn Flash and its vulnerabilities.
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  3. Manigue's Avatar
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       11 Dec 2015 #3

    After this latest upgrade, I can no longer view videos from RTVE.es (Spain TV). Must be a DRM upgrade issue. Arrgghh!!!
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  4. Hopachi's Avatar
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       11 Dec 2015 #4

    Version 20, sounds big by the looks of it.

    But Adobe is silently preparing to ditch Flash, transitioning to HTML5 Canvas/WebGL.
    Welcome Adobe Animate CC, a new era for Flash Professional | Adobe Flash Professional Team Blog

    For video playback alone, it should work fine already in HTML players, in the latest browsers, but there are still some websites that only work with Flash just for watching a video or two...
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  5. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       11 Dec 2015 #5

    You Tube works in HTML as I watch it and one thing I can say it is a lot sharper picture, and does not stutter or lag.
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  6. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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       11 Dec 2015 #6

    Hopachi said: View Post
    But Adobe is silently preparing to ditch Flash, transitioning to HTML5 Canvas/WebGL.
    Welcome Adobe Animate CC, a new era for Flash Professional | Adobe Flash Professional Team Blog
    The trouble is that for a lot of animation tasks Flash is incredibly easy to use (e.g. adding pivot points to images).

    Edge is OK for simple slideshows and web page widgets, trying to do anything else is ridiculously difficult (i.e. you may as well write your own JavaScript code from scratch).

    As a result, Flash will be around for many years.
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  7. Posts : 11
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       11 Dec 2015 #7

    After days if trouble shooting the KB 31116900 update I found out that my second computer no longer had Flash Player.
    I did a full download of Flash Player all my problems are gone.
    So far. the network connections between the two computers, Is fine.

    Joe
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  8.    12 Dec 2015 #8

    Whats the best way to update flash? All the download sites just link back to flash page and in Chrome of course it has its own flash built in so it refuses to download. If you click on choose another operating system on their page, you only get two options under Windows 10, Opera and Chrome, or Firefox. I don't see the general non-IE version which normally you can download for the whole OS.
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  9. Hopachi's Avatar
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       12 Dec 2015 #9

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    The trouble is that for a lot of animation tasks Flash is incredibly easy to use (e.g. adding pivot points to images).

    Edge is OK for simple slideshows and web page widgets, trying to do anything else is ridiculously difficult (i.e. you may as well write your own JavaScript code from scratch).

    As a result, Flash will be around for many years.
    You're right about the simplicity because it had so much time to evolve.
    Animate CC is only in the begin stages, just give it some time.
    If you are referring to Edge Animate CC, or something like that, I still don't know if Animate CC without the Edge is the same thing as that one is planned to replace Flash Pro. For that matter we will expect more features in time.
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  10. Hopachi's Avatar
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       12 Dec 2015 #10

    swarfega said: View Post
    Whats the best way to update flash? All the download sites just link back to flash page and in Chrome of course it has its own flash built in so it refuses to download. If you click on choose another operating system on their page, you only get two options under Windows 10, Opera and Chrome, or Firefox. I don't see the general non-IE version which normally you can download for the whole OS.
    You have downloaders and full installers (aka that aren't dependent on other downloads)
    Flash flavors (different installers) are active-x, npapi and ppapi for IE, Firefox and Chrome respectively.

    Getting the full installers:

    Flash links to latest versions:
    IE:
    (ACTIVE-X)
    link

    firefox(es):
    (NPAPI)
    link

    chrom(e)(ium)s:
    (PPAPI)
    link


    Flash... aaa... savior of the universe!
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