The Hacker News Logo
Subscribe to Newsletter

The Hacker News - Cybersecurity News and Analysis: adobe flash player download

Adobe to issue Emergency Patch for Critical Flash Player Vulnerability

Adobe to issue Emergency Patch for Critical Flash Player Vulnerability
April 06, 2016Unknown
Adobe has been one of the favorite picks of the Hackers to mess with any systems devoid of any operating systems, as Flash Player is a front runner in all the browsers. Hackers have already been targeting Flash Player for long by exploiting known vulnerabilities roaming in the wild. Despite Adobe's efforts, Flash is not safe anymore for Internet security, as one more critical vulnerability had been discovered in the Flash Player that could crash the affected system and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the system. Discovered by a French Researcher Kafeine , FireEye's Genwei Jiang , and Google's Clement Lecigne, the flaw affects Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.197 and its earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. The vulnerability, assigned under CVE-2016-1019, also expands back to Windows 7 and even towards Windows XP. Adobe had also confirmed that the newly discovered vulnerability in its Flash Player is being exploit

Patch now! Adobe releases Emergency Security Updates for Flash Player

Patch now! Adobe releases Emergency Security Updates for Flash Player
December 28, 2015Wang Wei
The Adobe Flash Player just said goodbye to the year with another bunch of vulnerability patches. Adobe released an out-of-band security update on Monday to address Nineteen ( 19 ) vulnerabilities in its Flash Player, including one ( CVE-2015-8651 ) that is being exploited in the wild. All the programming loopholes could be abused to execute malicious code (here malicious Flash file on a web page) on victims' computers in order to hijack an unpatched PC or Mac entirely. So, if you are running the Flash Player plugin on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Chrome OS, it is time for you to upgrade your system as soon as possible before criminals start taking advantage of the bugs. Here're the details of the Flash's 19 security vulnerabilities patched in the emergency APSB16-01 update posted Monday afternoon: A Type Confusion Vulnerability that could lead to arbitrary code execution ( CVE-2015-8644 ) An Integer Overflow Vulnerability that also leads to code e

Emergency Patch released for Latest Flash Zero-Day Vulnerability

Emergency Patch released for Latest Flash Zero-Day Vulnerability
October 17, 2015Khyati Jain
Two days ago, The Hacker News (THN) reported about the Zero-day vulnerability in the freshly patched Adobe Flash Player . The vulnerability was exploited in the wild by a well-known group of Russian hackers, named " Pawn Storm ," to target several foreign affairs ministries worldwide. The zero-day flaw allowed hackers to have complete control of the users' machine, potentially putting all the Flash Player users at a potentially high risk. Since then, there was no patch available to make flawed utility safe. However, Adobe has now patched the zero-day vulnerability, along with some critical vulnerabilities whose details are yet to be disclosed. Yesterday, the company published a post on their official security bulletin ( APSB15-27 ) detailing the risks associated with the zero-day and how a user can get rid of them. The critical vulnerabilities are assigned following CVE numbers: CVE-2015-7645 CVE-2015-7647 CVE-2015-7648 Also, Adobe is kn

Recently Patched Adobe Flash Versions Hit by Another Zero-day Exploit

Recently Patched Adobe Flash Versions Hit by Another Zero-day Exploit
October 14, 2015Mohit Kumar
Does Adobe Flash , the standard that animated the early Web, needs to Die? Unfortunately, Yes. Despite Adobe's best efforts, Flash is not safe anymore for Internet security, as a recent zero-day Flash exploit has been identified. Just Yesterday Adobe released its monthly patch update that addressed a total of 69 critical vulnerabilities in Reader, Acrobat, including 13 critical patches for Flash Player. Now today, Security researchers have disclosed a new zero-day vulnerability in fully patched versions of Adobe Flash, which is currently being exploited in the wild by a Russian state-sponsored hacking groups, named " Pawn Storm ". NO Patch For Latest Flash Exploit That means, even users with an entirely up-to-date installation ( versions 19.0.0.185 and 19.0.0.207 ) of the Flash software are also vulnerable to the latest zero-day exploit. Luckily, for the time being, this exploit is only being used against Government agencies and several foreign affairs

Adobe Releases 23 Security Updates for Flash Player

Adobe Releases 23 Security Updates for Flash Player
September 23, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Adobe has released an important security bulletin that addresses a total of 23 Critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. The security fixes for Windows, Linux and Mac users address "critical [flaws] that could potentially allow [attackers] to take control of the affected system," the company warned in an advisory on Monday. Out of 23 critical flaws, 18 address issues that would have allowed attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code on affected machines and take over control of them. Critical Vulnerabilities These 18 security vulnerabilities, all deemed highly critical, are as follows: Type Confusion Vulnerability (CVE-2015-5573) Use-after-free flaws (CVE-2015-5570, CVE-2015-5574, CVE-2015-5581, CVE-2015-5584, and CVE-2015-6682) Buffer overflow bugs (CVE-2015-6676 and CVE-2015-6678) Memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution (CVE-2015-5575, CVE-2015-5577, CVE-2015-5578, CVE-2015-5580, CVE-2015-5582, CVE-2

Second Flash Player Zero-day Exploit found in 'Hacking Team' Dump

Second Flash Player Zero-day Exploit found in 'Hacking Team' Dump
July 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Another Flash zero-day exploit has emerged from the hundreds of gigabytes of data recently leaked from Hacking Team , an Italian surveillance software company that is long been accused of selling spying software to governments and intelligence agencies. The critical zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash is a Use-After-Free() programming flaw ( CVE-2015-5122 ) which is similar to the CVE-2015-5119 Flash vulnerability patched last week and allows an attacker to hijack vulnerable computers. Adobe says the cyber criminals are apparently already exploiting this vulnerability for which no patch exists yet. However, it's second time in a single week when the company is working on a fix for the zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player software. Flash Zero-Day Flaw in the Wild The Exploit code for this flaw is already available online, allowing an attacker to remotely execute malicious code on victims' computers and install malware, Adobe said in an advisory pub

Adobe Releases Emergency Patch for Flash Zero-Day Vulnerability

Adobe Releases Emergency Patch for Flash Zero-Day Vulnerability
June 25, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Adobe has rolled out an emergency software patch for its Flash Player to patch a critical zero-day vulnerability that is already exploited by the hackers in the wild. The company said the flaw could potentially allow hackers to take control of the affected system and that it had evidence of " limited, targeted attacks " exploiting the flaw. Therefore, Adobe is urging users and administrators to update their software immediately. About the Zero-day Flaw: The vulnerability, assigned CVE-2015-3113 , is a remote code execution bug that enables hackers to take control of an affected computer system. Cyber crooks are already exploiting this zero-day vulnerability in the wild in an effort to hijack computers, targeting systems running Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and Firefox on Windows XP . The vulnerability was discovered and reported by FireEye researchers, who first noticed the flaw actively exploiting in a phishing campaign to target companies

Adobe Flash Player Update Patches 11 Critical Vulnerabilities

Adobe Flash Player Update Patches 11 Critical Vulnerabilities
March 13, 2015Swati Khandelwal
After the latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates that came with important patches for Stuxnet and FREAK encryption-downgrade attack , now its time to update your Adobe Flash Player. Adobe has rolled-out an update for its popular Flash Player software that patches a set of 11 critical security vulnerabilities in its program, most of which potentially allow hackers to remotely execute arbitrary code on vulnerable systems. AFFECTED SOFTWARE All versions prior to the latest version 17.0.0.134 of the Flash Player are affected on Windows and Mac OS X machines. Therefore, Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, should automatically update to the newest version 17.0.0.134. In addition, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.442 for Linux and Flash Player Extended Support Release 13.0.0.269 for Windows and Mac OS X are also affected by the vulnerabilities. So, users of Flash Player on Linux should update

Another Unpatched Adobe Flash Zero-Day vulnerability Exploited in the Wild

Another Unpatched Adobe Flash Zero-Day vulnerability Exploited in the Wild
February 02, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Warning for Adobe users! Another zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Flash Player   that is actively being exploited by cyber crooks in drive-by download attacks, security researchers warned today. This is for the third time in last few weeks when Adobe is dealing with a zero day vulnerability in Flash Player. The Adobe Flash Player Vulnerability identified as CVE-2015-0313 , exists in the latest version of Flash Player, i.e. version 16.0.0.296 and earlier. In late January, Adobe released an updated version of its Flash player software that patches zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2015-0311 , spotted by French security researcher Kafeine. This Adobe Flash Player Vulnerability was also being actively exploited via Malvertisement and drive-by-download attacks. In case of a "drive-by-download" attack, an attacker downloads a malicious software to a victim's computer without their knowledge or explicit consent. As a result, the flaw cou

Adobe patches 2nd Flash Player Zero-day Vulnerability

Adobe patches 2nd Flash Player Zero-day Vulnerability
January 25, 2015Mohit Kumar
Ready to patch your Adobe Flash software now. Adobe has patched one after one two zero-day vulnerabilities in its Adobe Flash that are being actively exploited by the cyber criminals. PATCH FOR FIRST ZERO-DAY On Thursday, the company released an emergency update for one of the critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player. However, the flaw was not the one that security researcher Kafeine reported. Adobe focused on another zero-day, identified as CVE-2015-0310 , that was also exploited by Angler malicious toolkit. PATCH FOR SECOND ZERO-DAY Today, Adobe released an updated version of its Flash player software that patches a zero-day vulnerability , tracked as CVE-2015-0311, spotted by French security researcher Kafeine at the beginning of the week. The vulnerability is " being actively exploited in the wild via drive-by-download attacks against systems running Internet Explorer and Firefox on Windows 8.1 and below, " Adobe said in a security advisory . The com

Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Player Update to Address Critical Vulnerability

Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Player Update to Address Critical Vulnerability
November 26, 2014Mohit Kumar
Adobe has rolled-out an urgent out-of-band update for a critical remote code-execution vulnerability in its popular Flash Player that is currently being exploited by hackers. The critical vulnerability ( CVE 2014-8439 ) in Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux was originally mitigated more than a month ago in October 14, 2014 patch release, but a French researcher Kafeine found its exploits in the Angler and Nuclear malware kits after Adobe released a patch, according to security vendor F-Secure. " The vulnerability is being exploited in blind mass attack. No doubt about it : the team behind Angler is really good at what it does ," Kafeine said in a blog post . The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code due to a weakness in the way a dereferenced pointer to memory is handled. An attacker could serve a specially crafted Flash file to trigger the vulnerability, which would lead to the execution of attacker's code in order to take control

Adobe releases another Emergency Security Patch for Flash Player

Adobe releases another Emergency Security Patch for Flash Player
February 21, 2014Anonymous
Security Firm FireEye has uncovered yet another critical zero-day vulnerability in widely used Adobe Flash Software and Adobe has been forced to issue a second emergency patch update  in less than a month. All versions of Adobe Flash Player released before today's patch are vulnerable to the zero-day exploit and the patch addresses a critical vulnerability  CVE-2014-0502 , being used in a watering hole attack -dubbed " Operation Greedywonk",  that allows attackers to remotely take control of infected systems. The vulnerability affects the latest versions of Flash, is reported to be targeting the websites of three non-profit institutions, being redirected to an malicious server hosting the zero-day exploit. " Visitors to the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics (www.piie[.]com) were redirected to an exploit server hosting this Flash zero-day through a hidden iframe ." FireEye said. Security updates tackle a number of flaws includi

Adobe issues Emergency Flash Player update to patch critical zero-day threat

Adobe issues Emergency Flash Player update to patch critical zero-day threat
February 05, 2014Anonymous
Adobe is recommending that users update their Flash Players immediately. The company has published an emergency security bulletin today, that addresses vulnerabilities the Flash Player and released a patch to fix a vulnerability which is currently being exploited in a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign. " Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for this vulnerability exists in the wild, and recommends users apply the updates referenced in the security bulletin. " The vulnerability ( CVE-2014-0497 ), allows an attacker to remotely take control of the targeted system hosting Flash. " These updates address a critical vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system " advisory said. The security hole affects the version 12.0.0.43 and earlier for both Windows and Mac OSs and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.335 and earlier versions for Linux. The vulnerability was discovered by two researchers
Online Courses and Software

Sign up for cybersecurity newsletter and get latest news updates delivered straight to your inbox daily.