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Gaping holes in ColdFusion, Flash slammed shut on Patch Tuesday

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Adobe has released a batch of scheduled security fixes to address critical flaws in its Flash Player and ColdFusion products.

The company said the updates will tackle a pair of security vulnerabilities in the two platforms which could be exploited remotely by attackers.

For Flash Player, the update applies to Windows, Linux and OS X systems and fixes remote code execution flaws. The company warned that, if targeted, the flaws could allow an attacker to execute attack code on a targeted system without requiring any user notification or interaction.

To install the update, Adobe recommends that users update to the latest versions of Adobe Flash Player and, if necessary, Adobe AIR. The company noted that users running Google Chrome and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and 8.1 will automatically receive the update when they update to the latest versions of their browser.

Additionally, Adobe has released an update to its ColdFusion application server. The security patch addresses a flaw in the platform which could potentially allow an attacker to remotely gain read access to a targeted system, as well as another vulnerability which could potentially allow an attacker to perform a cross-site-scripting attack.

The company said that the update be installed for all systems running Windows, Mac and Linux ColdFusion versions 10, 9.0.2 and 9.0.1.

ColdFusion was among the platforms affected last month when a major breach on Adobe's systems lead to the mass loss of user account credentials.

An Adobe spokesperson noted that Tuesday's update addresses an entirely different set of security risks which have yet to be targeted by attackers in the wild. ®

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