Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Update 450 Million Users Shockwave Player

More than 450 million people get from Adobe advised to install an important update for Shockwave Player within 72 hours. Shockwave, not to be confused with Flash Player is a browser plug-in, for example to play games. According to Adobe runs on more than 450 million systems.

The now discovered vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on the computer. Visiting a hacked or malicious website is enough in this case, no further action is required. Adobe makes installing the update, then the highest priority with a time window of up to 72 hours is recommended. One problem with Shockwave is that it does not have an automatic update feature. Users will also have Adobe Shockwave Player using the Adobe website must install to have the most recent version in which the problem is solved.

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