Flash Player 11.2 Fixes Critical Vulnerabilities, Adds Silent Updates

Wednesday Mar 28th 2012 by Datamation.com Staff

The patch addresses two security bugs that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely.

PCWorld: Adobe has announced the release of Flash Player 11.2, which includes important security patches and adds a new silent update feature. The release addresses two security vulnerabilities which hackers could use to trigger memory corruptions or to execute arbitrary code remotely; however, Adobe is not aware of any exploits in the wild for the two vulnerabilities.

The optional silent update feature will automatically upgrade users' systems with the latest version of Flash player without any need for user action. "The new background updater will provide a better experience for our customers, and it will allow us to more rapidly respond to zero-day attacks," said Adobe's Peleus Uhley. "This model for updating users is similar to the Google Chrome update experience, and Google has had great success with this approach. We are hoping to have similar success."

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