Why does adobe keep updating
That’s because Shockwave has several modules that don’t opt in to trivial exploit mitigation techniques built into Microsoft Windows, such as Safe SEH.
“So not only are the vulnerabilities there, but they’re easier to exploit as well,” Dormann said.
New versions are released every 6 weeks for over 3 years now.
There have been multiple "chemspill" versions in both Firefox 32 and 33, since early Sept, to fix security issues or due to crash fixes for a small portion of the installation base.
My re-education on this topic comes courtesy of Will Dormann, a computer security expert who writes threat advisories for Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT.
In a recent post on the release of the latest bundle of security updates for Adobe’s Flash player, Dormann commented that Shockwave actually provides its own version of the Flash runtime, and that the latest Shockwave version released by Adobe has none of the recent Flash fixes.
“We are reviewing our security update process in order to mitigate risks in Shockwave Player,” Edell said.If you visit this link and see a short animation, it should tell you which version of Shockwave you have installed.If it prompts you to download Shockwave (or in the case of Google Chrome for some reason just automatically downloads the installer), then you don’t have Shockwave installed.It took me all day to all 5 computers to look alike so everyone could use them no matter where they work.
Please consider yourself a top browser and not a fly by night.
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