An important free update for the Adobe Flash Player has been released, and it fixes a critical bug that affects a subset of Flash gaming content. If you are using Windows and have chosen to “Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)” via the automatic update mechanism, your Flash Player will be updated within 24 hours. You can also download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player from the official Adobe website.
Adobe Flash Player is perhaps the most popular freeware software in the world that is a runtime used to display rich web content on the internet. It offers accelerated graphics rendering, content protection, high-res bitmap support, native 64-bit support across all major computer platforms, audio compression, and much more. Around two weeks ago, a new version of the Adobe Flash Player was released to fix 18 very critical vulnerabilities.
The vulnerabilities included those that were used for targeted attacks and code execution. Then there was a heap overflow vulnerability that also led to code execution, and some versions of the Flash Player had memory corruption vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities were present in many versions of the Flash Player across different platforms. Thankfully, you can get rid of these security bugs by installing the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player from the source link given below.