The Tuesday patch has been released and it is the first one this year. Adobe rated as important this lone update. It addresses an important vulnerability. The important rating is defined by Adobe as one that has the potential to compromise data security and allow hackers access to confidential data.
The newest patch release
The updates of this lone patch address issues regarding the out-of-bounds vulnerability (CVE-2018-4871). The patch has been released for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. According to Adobe’s report there is no proof of any issues exploited in the wild for the moment. It seems that things have been running smoother for the buggy Flash Player.
This security update was published on the 9th of January and it has been listed as Priority 2. The affected products were Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime (Windows, Mac), Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome, (Windows, Mac, Chrome OS and Linux), Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Explorer 11(Windows 8.1 and Windows 10) and Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime (Linux).
How to verify what Adobe Flash Player version you have installed?
For those who wonder if they are at risk, the first step to take is to verify what Adobe Flash Player version you are using. To verify, access the About Flash Player Page or go to the “About Adobe Flash Player” option from the menu. Remember to check on every web browser installed on your computer.
The put-of-bounds Read vulnerability has been signalized by an anonymous user who reported it via Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative.
Adobe Flash Player will be put down by 2020
Adobe announced that the end of Flash Player will be in 2020 and the decision was made after consulting with many tech companies such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla etc