Another critical exploit patched in Adobe Flash

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 21 2018 @ 10:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Adobe Flash
Adobe issued version of its Flash Player plug-in. This new version fixes a critical vulnerability that can result in arbitrary code execution. The update follows hot on the heels of a couple of fixes that were rolled out on Patch Tuesday. It's a very dangerous vulnerability as it enables the installation of malware simply by viewing a webpage with a Flash file. Users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible, or even better, to dump Flash.
The November 20 security update addresses a single flaw, designated CVE-2018-15981. It is a type confusion bug that can be exploited to achieve remote code execution. Basically, an attacker could slip the exploit code into a Flash .swf file, put it on a web page, and covertly install malware on any vulnerable machine that visits the page.
Via: The Register

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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