Vulnerability Management

Apple blocks outdated Flash plug-ins to ward off Rosetta Flash attacks


Vulnerabilities have prompted Apple to block outdated versions of Adobe Flash in Safari that can be exploited by the so-called Rosetta Flash tool, according to a security notice released by the company.

Adobe recently released Flash Player version to fix the CVE-2014-4671 security vulnerability but Apple noted that out-of-date Rosetta Flash could be used to exploit the Flash plug-ins and expose sensitive user data.

The security alert said that updates to web plug-in blocking will block all plug-ins earlier than Flash Player 14.0.0145 and

Apple warned users that if they're using an outdated plug-in, they may see messages such as  “'Blocked plug-in,' or ‘Flash Security Alert' or ‘Flash out-of-date' when attempting to view Flash content in Safari.”

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