Palo Alto Networks Researcher Discovers Eight Critical Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

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Category: Threat Prevention, Unit 42

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Palo Alto Networks was recently credited with the discovery of eight new vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Flash Player.

Researcher Tao Yan discovered critical vulnerabilities CVE-2016-4182, CVE-2016-4237, CVE-2016-4238, CVE-2016-4281, CVE-2016-4282, CVE-2016-4283, CVE-2016-4284, and CVE-2016-4285 affecting Adobe Flash Player. Descriptions of each, as well as details on affected versions and products, are included in the following Adobe Security Bulletins:

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player. For current customers with a Threat Prevention subscription, Palo Alto Networks has also released IPS signatures providing proactive protection from these vulnerabilities.

Palo Alto Networks is a regular contributor to vulnerability research in Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Android and other ecosystems. By proactively identifying these vulnerabilities, developing protections for our customers, and sharing the information with the security community, we are removing weapons used by attackers to threaten users, and compromise enterprise, government and service provider networks.