When we talk about issues related to the security and privacy of PC users when it comes to surfing the Internet, without a doubt one of the most common terms is Adobe Flash, since in recent years this software has been exploited by a large number of cybercriminals, taking advantage of its vulnerabilities, to attack users.
Adobe has released a new version of Flash Player that patched several serious security vulnerabilities. It involves a total of 13 vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system in all cases, such as installing malware, visiting a malicious or hacked website or forced view of an infected ad.
Adobe recommends Mac and Windows users to update to Flash Player version 184.108.40.206 within 72 hours. This can be done via the automatic update function or by visiting Adobe.com. Linux users can install the update when it suits them. Adobe bases this advice on attacks that have occurred in the past and the likelihood that vulnerabilities are attacked on a particular platform.
It is worth mentioning that Microsoft users will get the new version of Flash Player in the next few hours through Windows Update, as it is integrated into the browser Edge and Internet Explorer, while a new version for Google Chrome should be available a little later, but also in a matter of few hours.
In the case of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Windows 10 Edge Embedded Flash Player will be updated using the browser. Linux users should refer to the Adobe website. Adobe says that they are not aware of attacks that abuses these vulnerabilities.
The truth is that this company is highly criticized for issues with its products mainly the Flash player, but it is also true that they usually release new security patches on the second Tuesday of each month, making it coincide with Microsoft’s patch cycle with its software.