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Adobe Systems understands that the days of Flash Player are just about over due to the numerous susceptibilities that hackers exploit to control computers. The company is biding this time, developing new versions that will fix the extremely vulnerable points in the software.

Adobe update 21.0.0.182 fixes 18 security problems, most especially targeting the CVE-2016-1010 exploit. This exploit isn’t so widespread but still a problem nonetheless.



Along with the CVE-2016-1010 exploit, there are two other susceptibilities that helped hackers launch their malicious code on victims’ computers – CVE-2016-0963 and CVE-2016-0993., which took advantage of the integer overflow. For exploits CVE-2016-0961, CVE-2016-0962, CVE-2016-0960, CVE-2016-0986, CVE-2016-0989 and CVE-2016-1005, hackers were helped to take advantage of the memory corruption. And, CVE-2016-100 helped them with the overflow vulnerability.

Adobe dealt with the 18 bugs that led to the Remote Code Execution, enabling hackers to garner control over the devices. Softpedia said some vulnerabilities were found from security department researchers from various companies like NSFOCUS, Tencent, Microsoft and HP.

Adobe recently released 21.0.0.176 for AIR Desktop Runtime (Macintosh and Windows), AIR SDK and Compiler (iOS, Android, Macintosh and Windows), AIR SDK (iOS, Android, Macintosh and Windows) and the Android AIR. Users with Linux should download and install 11.2.202.577 while Mac and Windows users down and install 21.0.0.182. Flash Player’s extended support release was upgraded to 18.0.0.133.

Adobe also released its Digital Editions version 4.5.1 along with a security fix and three security bug patches in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. Reader got an upgrade to 11.0.15 with Acrobat getting updated to 15.010.20060.

The latest updates can be obtained from the company’s official website.

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