Adobe urges users to patch Flash Player

Adobe has released security updates for its widely used Flash Player app to help users defend themselves against the latest malware.

Users who fail to update their Flash Player app could be vulnerable to cyber criminals, who could use it as an opportunity to access data, programs, individual computers or networks.

The company said the updates – for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS – address one critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and one important vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player installer.

‘Successful exploitation could lead to Arbitrary Code Execution and privilege escalation in the context of the current user respectively,’ Adobe said.

Adobe said it was aware of reports that an exploit for the latest vulnerability exists in the wild, which means the malware has affected people’s devices.

For more information, read the Adobe Security Bulletin.

To alert Adobe to a security issue about their product, go to the company’s notification page.

For more information about how you can protect your systems, read the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Essential Eight mitigation strategies.

To report a cyber security incident, email [email protected] or call 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).