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Adobe Flash Update APSB12-19

Today Adobe released the APSB12-19 bulletin for Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR. It addresses six flaws in the Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Five of the flaws are categorized as critical and can lead to remote code execution on the attacked machine.

We recommend installing the update as quickly as possible, at least on the Windows platform where it carries the highest priority rating of "1" with an associated recommended patch turnaround time of 72 hours.

Overall the release will be a bit of a surprise for IT administrators, as we had a Flash player release last week during the normal Patch Tuesday, together with the new versions of Acrobat/Reader and Shockwave player. We believe s that last week’s release was an out-of-band emergency fix to address a specific vulnerability under abuse in the wild and that could not be integrated with this bigger release.

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