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Adobe Patches 20 Bugs in Shockwave Player
Category : General 27 Aug 2010 02:52 AM | Industry News
Versions up to 11.5.7.609, on both Apple's Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, are affected. Adobe issued a security software update for the Shockwave Player [for Windows, Macintosh] yesterday, which it said fixes 20 security vulnerabilities in the software, including 18 critical vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to run malicious code on an affected computer.
Of the 20 holes, 18 fixes cover problems that would allow remote code execution on affected systems. One could allow a denial of service attack and the final flaw would allow a denial attack and could theoretically be exploited to allow remote code execution. Allegedly no attacks have been spotted in the wild yet, however.
Adobe has been plagued by a series of attacks on its software by hackers looking to exploit its popularity. The company has shifted to a monthly patching cycle and partnered with Microsoft to share security information with third parties.
TAGS : Adobe, Patch, Apple.