Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Adobe 'Out Of Band' CRITICAL Update Parade:
Shockwave Player v11.5.8.612

Adobe continues their parade of CRITICAL security updates with Shockwave Player v11.5.8.612. Thankfully, you only have to make one click on one page to download it. (Someone over there is getting the clue). And get this! (Don't go into shock!) It's 64-bit! Here is the download page link:

Shockwave Player v11.5.8.612

You can read about the security patches HERE.

To quote Adobe:
The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system.
My quick summary:

There are 20 security patches.

-> 16 patches are for memory corruption vulnerabilities (aka buffer overflow bugs).

-> 2 patches are for DOS (denial of service) attack issues.

-> 1 patch is for a pointer offset vulnerability.

-> 1 patch is for an integer overflow vulnerability (aka buffer...).

The update is for both Mac and Windows versions. Adobe don't note any in-the-wild exploits at this point. But as per usual, keep up to date with App and OS security patches!

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