On June 16th, Adobe released a critical update for the Flash Player that fixes several vulnerabilities, including CVE-2016-4171. According to Adobe, if successfully exploited, “this vulnerability could cause a crash, and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”
Affected versions and solutions can be seen below. Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Windows and Macintosh update to 188.8.131.52.
A lot of users these days, simply are not running Adobe Flash due to most sites having the ability to operate successfully just fine without them – IOS and Android, don’t support Flash at all. If you are running this program, we recommend you update it today. This version is available to download through the Flash home page. Always be on the look-out for patches, and when they are released, always patch as soon as possible.
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