It seems that Adobe has now fixed more than 30 vulnerabilities found that it found in Flash Player and Digital Editions products. It seems that most of these vulnerabilities could be exploited to remotely install malware on your computer, so this is the reason why we suggest you to update both the Flash Player and Digital Editions as soon as possible.
According to reports, 26 of the fixes were released for the Flash Player on all supported platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac). Adobe said that 23 of issues could lead to remote code execution while the remaining three could be used to either bypass security features or for information disclosure. This is the reason why Adobe is suggesting all users to update the Flash Player version to 220.127.116.11 on Windows and Mac or version 18.104.22.1685 on Linux.
Adobe has already updated the NPAPI version of the Flash Player plug-in for Linux, which we remind you that has been frozen at version 11.2 since four years ago. This new Flash Player version is a plug-in used on Linux by browsers that are using the newer PPAPI plug-in architecture.
We remind you that the Flash Player for Linux has still received security patches over the years, but it didn’t benefit from new features. However, Adobe has announced last month that it plans to bring the NPAPI Flash Player plug-in for Linux and also update it to the modern release branch, which is currently at version 23.
The Adobe Flash Player plug-in that comes along with the Google Chrome will be updated automatically via the browser’s update mechanism, while the plug-in that comes bundled with Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 will be updated via the Windows Update.
At the same time Adobe has released the Adobe Digital Editions version 4.5.2 for Windows, iOS, Android and Mac. This new version has fixed 8 vulnerabilities which could be exploited in order to achieve remote code execution.
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