Windows 10 receives June 2018 security updates for Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player KB4287903
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Microsoft is rolling out new security updates for Adobe
Flash Player on Windows 10. The June 2018 Update for Adobe
Flash Player is available on Windows 10 and 8.1. As always, you
can download KB4074595 from Microsoft Update Catalog and
manually patch the software on your computer.

You can install the patch on all versions of Windows 10
including the original RTM, and it resolves vulnerabilities in
Adobe Flash Player. Adobe in a blog post explains
that the update also addresses a critical
vulnerability CVE-2018-5002 that exists in the wild and is
being used in limited attacks against Windows users.

The company explains that the vulnerability could
allow the attacker to leverage Office documents with
embedded malicious Flash Player content distributed
via email.

Adobe Flash Player KB4287903 Download Links for Windows 10

Windows 10 KB4287903 for Adobe Flash Player Direct Download
Links: 64-bit and 32-bit.

Flash Player will be retired by the end of 2020

Adobe last year announced that the Flash Player will be retired
in 2020. The company earlier this year also released a new
version of Flash Player to address the reported security
issues. The updates for Adobe Flash Player mostly include fixes
for security issues.

Adobe’s Flash Player is insanely popular and is still being
used by some companies and customers. The player has long been
one of the most vulnerable pieces of software on Windows
computers, and it certainly makes sense to retire the player.

“Over time, we’ve seen helper apps evolve to become plugins,
and more recently, have seen many of these plugin capabilities
get incorporated into open web standards. Today, most browser
vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins
directly into browsers and deprecating plugins,” Adobe said at
that time.

Adobe last year also confirmed that it will work with
Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and others to make the transition as
smooth as possible. Adobe Flash Player is still popular and the
companies still using the player are already in the process to
upgrade to a better solution before 2020.

Adobe will continue releasing security fixes for the Flash
Player until the companies migrate to a better solution and the
platform is discontinued.

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