Even though Adobe Flash player will die in a few years, this doesn’t mean that support for it will end before that time. The team from Adobe is working on updating their soft so that it won’t put users at risk.
Since Adobe Flash Player has been used for anything from animation, videos and games on browsers, it automatically drew attention to hackers. So the plug-in became vulnerable to cyber attack.
The dev team is still updating the plug-in so that it will be secure and free from errors or bugs.
The Two Security Flaws Were Critical – If They Would Have Been Exploited
The last patch that arrived at the beginning of September came with some fixes that addressed a couple of critical security flaws. These issues were discovered by Mateusz Jurczyk and Natalie Silvanovich who work for Google Project Zero.
The good thing about these two flaws, tracked as CVE-2017-11281 and CVE-2017-11282, is that they were immediately fixed and they found no evidence on any attempt to have been exploited. If they would have been exploited, code execution could have been lead.
The updates for Adobe Flash Player rolled out for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS.
Other patches that rolled out for security flaws have been for RoboHelp, for Windows OS and for ColdFusion 11 in 2016.
Adobe usually sends out regular updates and looking at the previous ones that solved over 50 security flaws, this update is a light one.
We won’t have to deal with these issues as soon as Adobe Flash player is going to be discontinued. This means that at the end of 2020 we’ll no longer see it around anymore. But until then, the Flash player plug-in will still get updates to ensure that they’re not having any threatening security issue.