Apple Fixes Adobe Flash Player Issue in Snow Leopard Upgrade

 
 
By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2009-09-11 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Apple has fixed an issue in Snow Leopard that was silently downgrading users to a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash Player.

Security researchers had taken Apple to task about the issue a week ago after it was revealed users who upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6 were downgraded to Adobe Flash version 10.0.23.1. The latest version of Flash is version 10.0.32.18, which has been patched to address a number of vulnerabilities.

The fix came out Sept. 10 along with a massive update for Mac OS X Server 10.5, Mac OS X Server 10.4.x (universal), Mac OS X Server 10.4.x (PowerPC), Mac OS X 10.5.8 and Mac OS X 10.4.11 that plugged more than 30 security holes.

Among them are fixes for Alias Manager, CarbonCore, ImageIO, CoreGraphics and ColorSync - all of which have vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution, according to Apple.

Also included are fixes for a number of third-party components, including ClamAV, Adobe Flash, PHP and MySQL.

 
 
 
 
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