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Adobe has released an important update for its Flash Player, fixing a bug that was affecting a subset of Flash gaming content. The Windows users who opted for the “Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)” update mechanism will receive this update within 24 hours, while those have selected “Notify me to install updates” will be notified within a week. Also, the latest version can be downloaded from Adobe’s official website.

Adobe Flash Player is a freeware software used for viewing multimedia content created using IDE (Adobe Animate, Adobe Flash Builder, FlashDevelop and Powerflasher FDT) and embedded into websites. The Flash player supports native 64-bit operating systems and browsers, it offers high-resolution bitmap support, accelerated graphics rendering, H.264/AVC software encoding for cameras, content protection support for mobile, Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) and some of the key benefits of the desktop version include:



– Stage 3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering;
– Native 64-bit support for OS and browsers in Linux, Mac OS, and Windows;
– G.711 audio compression for telephony, so that real-time voice and telephony capabilities are integrated into business applications;
– H.264/AVC SW Encoding for applications;
– Socket Progress Events, with improved management of data transfer;
– JPEG-XR support, which is an advanced image compression format that delivers high quality images with less bandwidth.

We remind you that two weeks ago, Adobe had to release new versions of its Player with fixes for 18 critical vulnerabilities. The exploit for CVE-2016-1010 was being used for targeted attacks; the exploits for CVE-2016-0963, CVE-2016-0993, CVE-2016-1010 were leading to code execution by taking advantage of integer overflow; there were use-after-free vulnerabilities in CVE-2016-0987, CVE-2016-0988, CVE-2016-0990, CVE-2016-0991, CVE-2016-0994, CVE-2016-0995, CVE-2016-0996, CVE-2016-0997, CVE-2016-0998, CVE-2016-0999, CVE-2016-1000 which were also allowing code execution;

CVE-2016-1001 had a heap overflow vulnerability, which was also leading to code execution, while memory corruption vulnerabilities were in CVE-2016-0960, CVE-2016-0961, CVE-2016-0962, CVE-2016-0986, CVE-2016-0989, CVE-2016-0992, CVE-2016-1002 and CVE-2016-1005.

The previous version for Windows or Mac was 21.0.0.182.

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