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Adobe warns of Shockwave vulnerabilities

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Oct 2012 14:19 User comments (1)

Adobe warns of Shockwave vulnerabilities Vulnerabilities in Shockwave player are very serious.
They affect both Windows and Mac users of the Adobe Shockwave Player (check if you have it installed here.). Adobe issued an advisory warning of six separate security vulnerabilities, and urged users to upgrade to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638 as soon as possible.

"Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. This update addresses vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638."

Unless you update the player, you run the risk of encountering crafted shockwave content on the web that could install malicious software on your PC or Mac.

Get the update now from: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

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1 user comment

128.10.2012 9:58

Why is this news? ad0be is terrible about security, while working for one large software giant, i heard of many reports where our company told ad0be of security holes and vulnerabilities and there response nearly every single time was "Well that is not our responsibility, the operating system and routers should prevent such things..."

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