Adobe Patches Critical Shockwave Player Flaws

Ad[img_assist|nid=1503|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=115|height=115]obe today released a patch to fix several serious security flaws in its Shockwave Player software.
The update, which is rated “critical,” addresses a total of five
documented vulnerabilities.  The most serious flaw could allow remote
code execution attacks against Windows and Mac users.

Adobe today released a patch to fix several serious security flaws in its Shockwave Player software.

The update, which is rated “critical,” addresses a total of five
documented vulnerabilities.  The most serious flaw could allow remote
code execution attacks against Windows and Mac users.

From Adobe’s bulletin:

Critical
vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Shockwave Player
11.5.1.601 and earlier versions. The vulnerabilities could allow an
attacker, who successfully exploits the vulnerabilities, to run
malicious code on the affected system. Adobe has provided a solution
for the reported vulnerabilities. It is recommended that users update
their installations using the instructions provided below.

The update applies to Shockwave Player 11.5.1.601 and earlier versions.  Adobe’s patch can be downloaded here.

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