Patch Tuesday is always the harbinger of good news, because that’s when Adobe puts out patches to fix its most notorious vulnerabilities across all its programs. However, this week’s fixes were very modest, with a grand total of seven vulnerabilities being fixed in Adobe Flash Player, and only one in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). This is a very weak turnout, seeing as how during last Patch Tuesday, Adobe fixed a whopping 59 of them.
New Vulnerabilities Discovered, Fixed by Adobe
The 59 previously resolved vulnerabilities had to do with a total of five different Adobe products: Acrobat Reader, Photoshop, Campaign, Creative Cloud App and, of course, Flash Player. These were code execution bugs, so it was relatively easy to fix them. However, the oddities that were fixed this time round were a bit more complex and way more threatening.
Adobe Flash Player – A Security Nightmare
It’s no secret that Adobe Flash Player has lost a lot of grace among users due to the fact that it became a sheer nightmare in terms of security. The app has experienced a very disarming influx of hacks and malware attaching itself to it, due to a number of vulnerabilities that were ignored by the developers and left out in the open for anyone to exploit.
Fortunately, Adobe jumped back on that horse soon enough, just as websites started to experiment with other means of loading multimedia content in an attempt to ditch Flash Player once and for all. But Adobe doesn’t want to let that happen, so they’ve continuously pushed out fixes for all the issues that users encounter with Flash. It’s good to see them finally put in their due diligence. Good job, Adobe!
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