2 Flash player vulnerabilites patched as some predict the coming death of Flash


Facing mounting criticism of its Flash player, owner Adobe has reportedly put in check 2 outstanding Hacking Team Flash Player zero-day vulnerabilities, according to a report in www.threatpost.com
 
Adobe today released an updated Flash Player that patched CVE-2015-5122 & CVE-2015-5123, 2, use-after-free bugs uncovered & exploited by the Italian surveillance software vendor. The bugs were found as researchers had combed through the 400 GB of data stolen from Hacking Team & posted Online July 5.
 
Since those disclosures, 3 Flash zero days & an unpatched, publicly exploited Windows kernel privilege escalation vulnerability had emerged from the Hacking Team cache. A few days ago Mozilla had blocked all versions of Flash.
 
Some now predict the death of Flash coming, but a few are unhappy with that premonition, suggest some Online reports (See below).

Adobe: We REALLY are taking Flash security seriously – honest – The Register

http://news.google.com Jul 15, 2015 

Adobe insists it is working hard to boost the security defenses in its pilloried Flash Player. The Photoshop giant, based in San Jose, California, says it is making …

 

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Facebook info security chief: ‘Death to Adobe Flash’ – Fortune

http://news.google.com Jul 14, 2015 

Adobe’s ADBE 0.55% often flaw-ridden software Flash has long been a point of contention among Internet security experts. Its monthly, and occasionally more frequent “emergency”patches, …

 

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The Death Of Flash Is Coming, And Not Everyone’s Happy – Kotaku

http://news.google.com Jul 14, 2015 

Did you enjoy Alien Hominid? Thank Adobe Flash. The Binding of Isaac? The original version ran like crap, but that was Flash, too. Flash eats battery life and makes computer fans run l …

 

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