Adobe Zaps Dangerous Flash Player Bugs

[img_assist|nid=2193|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Adobe has shipped a critical Flash Player update to fix at least
seven documented security vulnerabilities that expose nearly every
computer user to dangerous hacker attacks.
The Flash Player 10.0.42.34 update is available for all platforms
(Windows, Linux and Mac OS X).  Here are the raw details:

Adobe has shipped a critical Flash Player update to fix at least
seven documented security vulnerabilities that expose nearly every
computer user to dangerous hacker attacks.

The Flash Player 10.0.42.34 update is available for all platforms
(Windows, Linux and Mac OS X).  Here are the raw details:

From Adobe’s advisory:

  • This update resolves a vulnerability in the parsing of JPEG data that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3794).
  • This update resolves a data injection vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3796).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3797).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3798).
  • This update resolves an integer overflow vulnerability that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3799).
  • This update resolves multiple crash vulnerabilities that could potentially lead to code execution (CVE-2009-3800).
  • This update resolves a Windows-only local file name access
    vulnerability in the  Flash Player ActiveX control that could
    potentially lead to information disclosure (CVE-2009-3951). This
    updates the previously patched issue, CVE-2008-4820.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR version 1.5.2 and earlier versions update to Adobe AIR 1.5.3.

To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page,
or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select “About
Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player” from the menu.  If you use multiple
browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your
system.

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