Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash

Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash

Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash

Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash


Adobe has issued a new patch which fixed nineteen vulnerabilities in Flash. This update addresses some critical issues which could potentially allow hackers to take control of an affected system. The company advises users to update their software as soon as possible.

Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash

Adobe describes the vulnerabilities in a security bulletin on their website, in which the company also states that one of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-8651) is already being used by hackers in limited, targeted attacks. This issue is regarded to as an integer overflow vulnerability. 

In some browsers, like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, the update will be installed automatically. In other cases, it will have to be updated manually. To see what steps you might have to take, please refer to Adobe's security bulletin.

It seems Flash is really on its way out. Earlier this week, Facebook announced that they would stop using Flash for both their ads and video's in favour of HTML5.


Join can join the discussion on the critical vulnerabilities in Flash on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

29-12-2015, 13:45:06

Sooner we get rid of flash the betterQuote

29-12-2015, 13:47:56

Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Sooner we get rid of flash the better
Agreed. Earlier this month Adobe patched 79(!) other vulnerabilities in Flash. It's getting really outdated. We should move on and never look back imo.Quote

29-12-2015, 13:53:24

Well afaik HTML5 is already better in nearly every single way and is more compatible with more content since its a universal standard. Besides like you said the constant patching of huge vulnerabilities is really awful and just tells you a lot about itQuote

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