Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Adobe updates Flash Player, further addresses old vulnerability

A new security update has been released for Adobe's Flash Player, but this time the company is providing additional hardening for a critical vulnerability that was mitigated in the Oct. 14, 2014 release.

Adobe recommends that users update its software to the latest iteration – versions for Windows and Mactintosh users of the Flash Player desktop runtime, for those that use the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release, and version for Linux users – according to a recent security bulletin.

The vulnerability, CVE-2014-8439, was given a priority rating of “2,” which indicates that there are currently no known exploits, but users are urged to install the latest updates within the next 30 days.

According to the bulletin, the update provides “additional hardening against” against the bug “of a deferenced memory pointer that could lead to code execution.” 

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