Adobe Released last week that Adobe Flash contains a security vulnerability. This effects Flash on all versions of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. If the vulnerability is exploited, it can cause the system to crash leaving it susceptible to targeted attacks. dobe has categorized this vulnerability as critical.
The Affected Software Versions are as follows:
- Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release version 126.96.36.199 and earlier 18.x versions
- Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.525 and earlier 11.x versions for Linux
They have since released an update to secure the software, and they recommend users to verify which version of Flash they use:
“To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select “About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player” from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.”
Flash has been disabled from many large companies due to attacks resulting from similar security threats.
The software has been at the center of much contention, and is unclear on how it will continue to move forward. However, this is not the only example of how you can be vulnerable to security threats. As the internet and software evolves, so must the security measures. Contact us today to assess your network’s security, we have years of experience and know how to identify solutions to meet your businesses’ security needs.