KrebsOnSecurity reports that both Adobe and Apple have released security updates or alerts in the past 24 hours. Adobe pushed out a critical patch that fixes at least 20 vulnerabilities in its Shockwave Player, while Apple issued updates to correct 13 flaws in Mac OS X systems.
Krebs writes “The Adobe patch applies to Shockwave Player 184.108.40.2069 and earlier on Windows and Mac operating systems. Adobe recommends that users upgrade to Shockwave Player 220.127.116.112, available at this link. But before you do that, you might want to visit this link, which will tell you whether or not you need to update, and indeed whether you currently have Shockwave installed at all. If you visit it and don’t see an animation, then you don’t have Shockwave (and probably aren’t missing it either).”