Adobe cleans dirty dozen

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Adobe released a new version of its Flash Player to correct a number of "critical" vulnerabilities.

The update to version 11.1.102.55, for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris platforms, seals shut a dozen holes, many related to memory corruption, in the popular multimedia software, according to a bulletin.

Android users, meanwhile, can update to version 11.1.102.59. This is expected to be the final Flash-for-mobile update from Adobe.

"They are patching a ton of serious bugs, and nearly all of them allow for remote code execution," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at vulnerability management firm nCircle.

He criticised Adobe for not offering any mitigation advice in their advisories, leaving users with only the option to patch.

"Sometimes we can't load your critical patches immediately," Storms said. "Any assistance you could offer would be much appreciated."

Adobe joins Microsoft and Mozilla as software companies that offered fixes this week.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

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