Adobe’s July Patch Tuesday is here and, as expected, it comes with a good amount of fixes. According to reports, this update has brought around 52 critical CVEs which could allow hackers to take control of your system. Around 30 fixes are for the Adobe Acrobat Reader, while a single vulnerability was fixed for the Adobe XMP Toolkit for Java.
However, we have some good news as well, as Adobe has claimed that none of the potential exploits has been spotted in the wild, which means that the hackers didn’t have the time to use them to gain control of your computer.
This new update also brings fixes for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Linux, Chrome and Macintosh with the Adobe Flash Player for Desktop Runtime, Google Chrome, Extended Support Release, IE 11, Linux and Microsoft Edge being affected. Around 33 of the CVEs that came with this update have resolved memory corruption vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to execute a code in Flash Player.
Other issues that have been fixed with this update include confusion vulnerability, memory leak vulnerability, bypass vulnerability, a stack corruption vulnerabilities and a heap buffer overflow vulnerability.
It seems that Adobe is trying to fix a good amount of issues that are found in some of its applications, but we think that it’s too late now, at least for its Flash Player. The HTML 5 is already gaining popularity and in a few months, it will become more used than the old Adobe Flash Player.
According to reports, it is just a matter of time until HTML 5 Player will be adopted by a good amount of companies. HTML 5 is more secure and has fewer bugs than the old Adobe Flash Player. This is the reason why more and more companies are ditching the old Flash Player for the HTML 5.
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