Adobe has issued a security update for its Flash Player software that fixes at least two critical vulnerabilities in the widely-used browser plugin. At long last, this latest version also includes an auto-updating mechanism designed to streamline the deployment of Flash security fixes across multiple browsers.
If it seems like you just updated Flash to fix security holes, it’s not your imagination. This is the third security update for Flash in the last six weeks. Flash Player v. 11.2 addresses a couple of flaws in Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. Adobe warns that these vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.