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Adobe release Priority 1 update for Flash Player

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An Adobe Emergency Security Bulletin, released on the 4th February 2014, strongly recommends that Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh users install the latest update of its Flash Player application, especially if you use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to browse the world wide web.  The update has been released to address vulnerabilities in Flash which could allow a hacker to exploit and take control of an affected system.

Adobe stated in a blog post:

Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for this vulnerability exists in the wild, and recommends users update their Flash Player installations to the latest version.

The Priority 1 rating, Adobe’s highest threat level, identifies “An update that resolves vulnerabilities being targeted, or which have a higher risk of being targeted, by exploit(s) in the wild for a given product version and platform. Adobe recommends administrators install the update as soon as possible. (for example, within 72 hours).”

Whilst Windows and Mac users have received a Priority 1 rating, Linux users have been assigned Priority 3 which references “An update that resolves vulnerabilities in a product that has historically not been a target for attackers. Adobe recommends administrators install the update at their discretion.”

In our opinion, whether you use Flash on Windows, Mac or Linux systems, you should update your installed version immediately.

If you are not sure whether you have Flash installed, or to check what version you are currently using visit the Adobe Flash Player page.

If you are currently subscribed to the Phenom Networks RMM service, and your package includes patch management, this update will be applied automatically.  If you would like to know more about our Remote Management and Monitoring solutions please contact us to find out more.

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