In a recent update, Adobe Flash Player users were urged by the company to patch their system with the latest version. This was due to vulnerabilities that have been exploited by malware attacks.
Due to the vulnerabilities in its multimedia software platform from its Web browsers, Adobe has advised its users to take necessary measures in order to avoid this from hitting unsuspecting victims.
A malware was planted via Adobe Flash Player by BlackOasis in October and was suspected of the same attack back in September 2017. The said malware was indeed a commercial product named FinSpy or otherwise known as FinFisher. This type of malware has been sold to governments and other law enforcement branches.
The said vulnerability was immediately reported by Kaspersky Labs Inc to Adobe Systems, as it was tracking down the BlackOasis. After this report, Adobe released a security update for Flash Player right away. This was released for popular operating systems, such as Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms.
The most recent update to resolve issues in Flash Player should be suitable for any supported editions of Windows. Such would include the Windows Server Version 1709, Windows 10 Version 1709, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Version 1703, Windows 10 Version 1511, Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10 RTM.
Security and non-security updates are available for certain versions of Windows. Therefore, it is necessary to install the update 2919355 on Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2-based, and Windows 8.1-based computers in order to receive updates in the future.
You only have to turn automatic updating if you want to take advantage of the automatic download and installation of Adobe Flash Player. This will be available via Windows Update. You can also do it via Microsoft Update Catalog by visiting the official website.