Adobe addresses three vulnerabilities, Flash Player deemed critical

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Adobe released patches on Tuesday to address three vulnerabilities.

Windows and Macintosh users will want to act quickly on the high priority Flash Player update because one of the bugs can be exploited to steal sensitive information, such as credentials.

Updating to Flash Player 14.0.0.145 mitigates CVE-2014-4671, a vulnerability that could be exploited to make “a victim perform arbitrary requests to the domain with the vulnerable endpoint and exfiltrate potentially sensitive data” to an attacker's site, Michele Spagnuolo, an information security engineer with Google, wrote in a Tuesday blog post.

CVE-2014-0537 and CVE-2014-0539 resolve security bypass vulnerabilities, according to a Tuesday post, which explains that, for Linux operators, updating to Flash Player 11.2.202.394 is considered a lower priority, as is updating AIR, AIR SDK and Compiler, and AIR SDK to 14.0.0.137.

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