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Adobe patches Flash to quash last two zero-days unearthed in Hacking Team's cache

Gregg Keizer | July 15, 2015
Adobe today patched Flash Player to quash a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities found in the massive cache of documents hackers stole from the Hacking Team surveillance company.

Earlier, Google tipped that Adobe would ship a fixed Flash by releasing Chrome 43.0.2357.134 for Windows, OS X and Linux. Unlike Safari and Firefox -- but like Microsoft's IE11 and Edge -- Chrome includes an embedded Flash, and when Adobe updates the utility, Google must also refresh Chrome.

Although Google usually updates Chrome after Adobe publicly issues a patched Flash, there have been instances, including this one, where the search company beat its partner to the punch.

Users of Firefox and Safari should download and install the Flash update from this Adobe website. IE11 and Edge users will have to wait for Microsoft to refresh those browsers: As of 10:30 a.m. PT, neither had been updated.

Edge, the default browser for Windows 10, is running an even-older Flash, marked as 18.0.0.200, meaning it has not been patched against any of the Hacking Team zero-days, including last week's.

Chrome 43.0.2357.134 can be downloaded from Google's website. Existing users will automatically be updated to the newest version.

 

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