Adobe Releases Another Emergency Update for Flash

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    Adobe today released a second security update for its Adobe Flash Player software on both Mac and Windows, addressing a threat that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system, executing malicious code. The vulnerability (CVE-2014-0502) allowed attackers to compromise at least three nonprofit organizations according to security firm FireEye (via ArsTechnica).
    Today's update follows a critical security update that was released just over two weeks ago, fixing the same zero-day vulnerability giving hackers complete control over compromised systems.

    The vulnerability affects all Macs with Adobe Flash Player versions before 12.0.0.70 and Adobe recommends all users update their products to the latest of Flash. Adobe maintains a site where users can check the version of Flash installed and the up-to-date Flash software can be downloaded from Adobe's website.

    Article Link: Adobe Releases Another Emergency Update for Flash
     
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    musika

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    A secure platform wouldn't need these emergency updates.
     
  3. macrumors P6

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    And what platform is (or even could be) secure?
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Pong.
     
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    Nyy8

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    It seems Adobe always has to make updates to Flash, almost bi-weeky.

    Poor Adobe.
     
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    I think I just heard the ghost of Steve Jobs say, "bag of hurt."
     
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    >having Flash installed
    >2014
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Let me know when you write a program that spans millions of lines of code that you think is completely logically sound. Next, upload it and let thousands of people debug it. Afterward, try to determine where you messed up, and then go through all that code and figure out how to fix the error, followed by the one or more errors created due to the error you fixed. Have fun!
     
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    I don't care about security. All I want from Flash is massively lowered CPU usage. :mad:
     
  10. macrumors P6

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    That's a platform? :confused:
     
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    Okay, this confuses me:

    I just updated from 12.0.0.44 to 12.0.0.70 and cannot update further.
     
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    Just kill the damn thing Adobe.
     
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    Funny -- two weeks ago I posted about how I had just had to update Flash two weeks previous to that. This is becoming a habit.
     
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    <smh>
     
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    scaredpoet

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    Same here. The current download page of Flash (even linked from the article) lists 12.0.0.70 as current.
     
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    Error in the article?

    According to the linked site, 12.0.0.70 is the most recent version.
    Does that include the fix?
     
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    Same. I think the article is mistaken. Adobe's page lists .70 as the current version.
     
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    lincolntran

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    Too funny!
     
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    All I can say is lol.
     
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    Here we go again...
     
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    I don't know who controls the macrumors bot, but thank you very much for posting news items.
     
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    Shiggy diggy
     
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    It would be wiser to uninstall Flash than to upgrade.
     
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    Not again....
     

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