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Critical: Adobe Security Updates

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Critical: Adobe Security Updates.

Adobe Systems released critical security updates for several products Tuesday in order to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take remote control of systems running the vulnerable software.

The products that received security patches were Flash Player, the Adobe AIR SDK (software development kit) and Compiler for building rich Internet applications, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Illustrator for CS6 (Creative Suite 6).

While security updates for Flash Player, AIR, Reader and Acrobat are released on a monthly basis, security patches for Illustrator, especially critical ones, are rare, the previous one being released two years ago.

In a security advisory Adobe said that the new Illustrator hotfix addresses a vulnerability that could be exploited to gain remote code execution on the affected system, but didn’t specify how. The company recommends that users of Adobe Illustrator on Windows and Mac upgrade to the newly released 16.2.2 or 16.0.5 versions, depending on whether they’re on a subscription or….

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