Windows 10: Flash zero-day flaw under attack to spread ad malware...

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  1. Posts : 805
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       25 Jan 2015 #20

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Phone Man said: View Post
    Adobe has fixed the exploit in 16.0.0.287 and new version to be release real soon.
    Since we are talking about Adobe, have they fixed the exploits in 16.0.0.296?
    What exploits are in 16.0.0.296?

    Jim
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  2. Posts : 1,705
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       25 Jan 2015 #21

    Phone Man said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Phone Man said: View Post
    Adobe has fixed the exploit in 16.0.0.287 and new version to be release real soon.
    Since we are talking about Adobe, have they fixed the exploits in 16.0.0.296?
    What exploits are in 16.0.0.296?
    I must have forgot to add the appropriate Smiley.

    It's Adobe.
    The next version is going to be just like all of the previous versions (e.g. "Swiss Cheese").
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  3. Posts : 805
    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       25 Jan 2015 #22

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Phone Man said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Phone Man said: View Post
    Adobe has fixed the exploit in 16.0.0.287 and new version to be release real soon.
    Since we are talking about Adobe, have they fixed the exploits in 16.0.0.296?
    What exploits are in 16.0.0.296?
    I must have forgot to add the appropriate Smiley.

    It's Adobe.
    The next version is going to be just like all of the previous versions (e.g. "Swiss Cheese").
    I had two thoughts on your comment:

    1) you were confused about the exploits
    2) you were making a statement about Adobe.

    Seems #2 applies.

    Jim
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  4. Posts : 1,705
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       25 Jan 2015 #23

    Phone Man said: View Post
    I had two thoughts on your comment:

    1) you were confused about the exploits
    2) you were making a statement about Adobe.

    Seems #2 applies.
    You are definitely correct regarding point 2.

    You are probably correct regarding point 1 too.
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  5.    25 Jan 2015 #24

    Still can't get anywhere at the Adobe site, and the beta-flash from Adobe Labs isn't cuttin it either.
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  6. Posts : 805
    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       25 Jan 2015 #25

    16.0.0.296 is now available at Adobe Flash Player Distribution | Adobe

    Jim
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  7.    25 Jan 2015 #26

    Phone Man said: View Post
    16.0.0.296 is now available at Adobe Flash Player Distribution | Adobe

    Jim
    Thanks for that Jim! :)
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  8. Posts : 1,555
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       25 Jan 2015 #27

    Is the Shockwave player also affected?
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  •    26 Jan 2015 #28

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    ...

    I'm still amazed at how many times I get pestered in a computer retail store to buy an add on "AV" package if I'm say getting a laptop or whatever. The sales staff simply can't believe when I say - don't bother selling me Norton or whatever - Windows has a perfectly good built in system already.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    It does, it's called Defender, formerly known as Microsoft Security Essentials. It's all you need and is the least invasive with the smallest resource footprint. Basically, decent AV protection is for past infections and previous worms and other problems...although I do agree that a lot of ancient pests won't run at all in Win8/10. But more than that, malware doesn't run in an unpatched security hole--malware is straight-forward programs that do nasty things to an OS. Can't patch against that, pretty much. People run all kinds of crap they get from the Internet.

    Hopefully, you don't run with Defender disabled. Couldn't agree more about Norton's, though. People should avoid that and McAfee's...Defender's caught everything I've encountered on the 'net--which isn't much. Still, it's been frequent enough (1-2 incidences every few years) that I know it's actually there and working... But I'm a lot pickier about where I go on the Internet and what I download and run than many people I know. I've seen some everyday systems that I am surprised will even boot, clogged as they are with malware and junk software--these folks need Defender, no doubt about it.
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  • Posts : 3,506
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       26 Jan 2015 #29

    Edwin said: View Post
    Still can't get anywhere at the Adobe site, and the beta-flash from Adobe Labs isn't cuttin it either.
    On the Adobe getFlash page
    getFlash said:
    Update Internet Explorer to get latest version of Flash Player

    The content can require a later version of Flash Player than the one you have installed. See if you have installed the latest Flash Player version by visiting the Find Version document. The second step in the document displays the version of Flash Player that you have.

    Flash Player is embedded in Internet Explorer in Windows Store and Desktop Mode. You can also download and install the latest update from the following links:
    • Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 (64-bit machine)
    • Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 (32-bit machine)
    • Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 (64-bit machine)
    • Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 (32-bit machine)
    These are links MS kbs.

    Also, run Windows Update - there was one kb 3034719 that didn't automatically download / install when I finished my Hyper-V Preview build upgrade.

    This is a bit of a mess - these updates.
    I started the Preview Build update and decided to check Windows Update and get the newest.
    It failed because there was already an update in progress.
    I went back to see what the Preview build was doing and it had stopped (WU presumably interrupted the build update).
    Ok, so I went back to WU, checked for updates (defender had updated - so that was what was in progress the first time I tried).
    but .... kb 3034719 was still offered - so I downloaded and installed it.
    then I started the preview build update again and went to bed.

    Anyway, run WU and see what is offered, check the Adobe reference to a MS kb and see if any of that helps.

    Bill
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    Last edited by Slartybart; 03 Feb 2015 at 10:36.
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