It’s already March, but Adobe hasn’t brought a new update yet, so if you haven’t installed version 220.127.116.116 of the Flash Player, we suggest you to do it right away, because it comes with important security fixes for a series of applications. It is known that the Flash Player has had many serious problems in the past because of the vulnerabilities that have been used by hackers to execute code on the targeted devices, so it’s mandatory to install updates whenever they’re available.
First of all, Adobe has released Flash Player 18.104.22.1686 version for Apple’s Macs and version 22.214.171.1249 for Linux, which brought 14 fixes for vulnerabilities that helped hackers to take control of machines by executing code of them after taking advantage of the memory corruption caused by these vulnerabilities. AIR received also a new update, version 126.96.36.1990, which contains also security patches.
Bridge and Photoshop had three security issues that have been fixed. They were allowing hackers to get into the system remotely and cause memory corruption, so Adobe has released version 2015.1.2 for Photoshop CC 16.1.2 and version 2014.2.4 for Photoshop 15.2.4, alongside version CC 6.2 for Bridge.
The Java-based Adobe Experience Manager, which was released in 2010 under the name of Communique5 or CQ5, has received four security fixes for three versions: 5.6.1, 6.0.0 and 6.1.0 and they’re protecting users against ULR filter bypass vulnerability, Java deserialization, information disclosure and the CSRF bug.
Adobe Connect, the video conferencing program was upgraded to version 9.5.2, which comes with three security issues, while the new feature protects users against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.
The users who prefer Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge browsers were privileged to receive the new Adobe Flash Player version first, via Windows Update, while the rest of users were able to get version 188.8.131.526 from Adobe’s official website.
In the past weeks, some hackers tricked naive users to install fake updates for Adobe Flash Player on Mac devices, infecting them with scareware. While browsing the internet, the users who saw a warning message which said that the Flash Player is out of date and they need to install an update so that the webpage will continue to load, have pressed the OK button and ended up on a website they’ve never heard of, most likely containing viruses.