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Adobe this afternoon pushed out a Flash Player update patching 11 critical security vulnerabilities, most of which lead to remote code execution. None are being publicly exploited, Adobe said. Versions 22.214.171.1245 and earlier of the Flash Player Desktop and Flash Player for Google Chrome are affected on Windows and Mac OS X machines, as is Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows 8 and 8.1 computers. Flash Player 126.96.36.1992 for Linux and Flash Player Extended Support Release 188.8.131.529 for Windows and Mac OS X are also affected. The updated Flash Player includes patches for fou
Ubuntu has released a number of patches for security vulnerabilities in several versions of the OS, including some remote code execution flaws in Thunderbird, which is included with Ubuntu. Thunderbird is Mozilla’s email client, and the company recently fixed several memory corruption vulnerabilities, along with a cross-site request forgery bug and a flaw that could lead to a session-fixation attack. “If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute