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Computerworld reports on a tweet from Adobe's Brad Arkin noting that Apple's Mac OS X 10.6.4 that shipped earlier this week comes with an outdated version of Flash Player and reminding users to upgrade to the latest version.

Adobe released its new Flash Player 10.1 just five days before Apple pushed Mac OS X 10.6.4 to the public, and, as is frequently the case, Apple chose not to include the new version in the OS update without having time to perform sufficient testing.
"10.6.4 update for Mac OS X includes Flash Player, but not the latest version," said Brad Arkin, Adobe's director of security and privacy, in a message on Twitter Tuesday shortly after Apple issued the security and performance update.

Others at Adobe chimed in yesterday that Apple shipped the outdated Flash Player 10.0.45.2 with Mac OS X 10.6.4, and like Arkin, urged Mac users to download a newer edition directly from Adobe's site.
Last September after the release of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, security firm Sophos warned that the Snow Leopard installation process actually downgraded Mac OS X Leopard users' Flash version to an earlier one containing a number of security vulnerabilities. Fortunately, the new Mac OS X 10.6.4 update does not appear to actively downgrade systems that had already been upgraded to Flash Player 10.1, although users who hadn't yet updated might assume that they automatically have an up-to-date version given that Apple bundles Flash Player updates directly into its operating system releases.

Article Link: Adobe: Mac OS X 10.6.4 Carries Outdated Flash Player
 

nmv1973

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Jun 22, 2009
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in fact the new version of flash prevents my computer to start the screensaver.
I removed the newer version and reinstalled the older one.

Everything is ok now

HTML5 to the win
 

Consultant

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Maybe it's better for Apple to NOT include Flash in its OS updates?

Keep crying Adobe.

Plus, any software developer would know not to include a brand new 3rd party software with a release that's tested for months. Wait, so Adobe's director of security has NO CLUE about software development?

BTW, Apple's installer is reported to not downgrade your Flash if you got newer installed, so what's the point of Adobe crying? So Apple OS X update upgrades older versions of Flash, reducing load of Adobe's server, and Adobe complains?
 

PygmySurfer

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Aug 7, 2006
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Why is this news at all, let alone Front Page news?

It would be irresponsible of Apple to include a 3rd party product released 5 days prior to their own update.

If you're going to include a 3rd party product in your release, you'd better test the hell out of it, to ensure it doesn't cause any issues.

If Flash Player were to cause issues with Apple's release, who are people going to blame? Not Adobe...
 

crisss1205

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Oct 7, 2008
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How do we know that the OS even touches the Flash? The Mac OS update doesn't update all applications it has installed on it so why would it update flash. I think Brad just doesn't update FLash on his computer.
 

FSMBP

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Jan 22, 2009
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Why is Apple including Flash in its security updates anyway?

So end users don't have to worry; Apple does this for other things too. I like it because it prevents me from going to 10 different sites to get the latest drivers/updates.
 

thedarkhalf

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May 15, 2008
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So Apple is responsible to post 3rd party updates? HA! 10.6.4 has been testing for months and Flash has been out for what.. like 5 days now?
 

dagger01

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Jan 14, 2004
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Ummm, so?

"Adobe: Mac OS X 10.6.4 Carries Outdated Flash Player"

So. You can download and install the latest one for free in about five minutes, give or take a few. Why is this an issue?
 

caddisfly

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It would be irresponsible of Apple to include a 3rd party product released 5 days prior to their own update.

If you're going to include a 3rd party product in your release, you'd better test the hell out of it, to ensure it doesn't cause any issues.

If Flash Player were to cause issues with Apple's release, who are people going to blame? Not Adobe...

double AMEN to that!
 

deviant

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"Adobe: Mac OS X 10.6.4 Carries Outdated Flash Player"

So. You can download and install the latest one for free in about five minutes, give or take a few. Why is this an issue?

desperate try to attack apple on SOMETHING.but they failed
 

Mac OS X Ocelot

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Sep 7, 2005
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So Apple is responsible to post 3rd party updates? HA! 10.6.4 has been testing for months and Flash has been out for what.. like 5 days now?

But Apple is responsible for not including old versions of Flash that overwrite the new ones we just downloaded a week ago. If they're going to include Flash it should be the latest version, otherwise don't overwrite it. This is totally Apple's mea culpa, and it's not the first time. No one wants Flash to die more than me, but this isn't Adobe's fail, and they're not crying like some of the Apple fanbois are saying. They're simply informing users that their Flash is now out of date, thanks to Apple.

Edit: Just noticed it didn't downgrade. No big deal then. Still, Adobe isn't whining or complaining, they're just informing users that they might not have the latest version.
 

crisss1205

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But Apple is responsible for not including old versions of Flash that overwrite the new ones we just downloaded a week ago. If they're going to include Flash it should be the latest version, otherwise don't overwrite it. This is totally Apple's mea culpa, and it's not the first time. No one wants Flash to die more than me, but this isn't Adobe's fail, and they're not crying like some of the Apple fanbois are saying. They're simply informing users that their Flash is now out of date, thanks to Apple.

It doesn't overwrite the new ones we just downloaded a week ago. I am still using 10.1
 
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