The newest version of Adobe’s Flash Player software has brought with fixes for around seven perilous security vulnerabilities, in addition of support for the Gatekeeper technology that will come in Apple’s Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
Cupertino-based computer giant Apple is pushing Gatekeeper technology to defend its Mac OS X from malware attacks.
Adobe said the security vulnerabilities in question could cause a crash, potentially allowing an attacker to take remote control of the affected machine.
These update fixes holes like memory corruption vulnerability, stack overflow vulnerability and a security bypass vulnerability that could lead to code execution.
The newest security update is available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.
Brad Arkin, security chief at Adobe, said the new Flash Player 11.3 also introduces a sandbox to Firefox users on Windows to boost the browser plugin’s security and hack its susceptibility to malware attacks.
Security holes in Flash and the relative ubiquity of the plugin made the widely-used software one of the most heavily-attacked pieces of software. Adobe and browser vendors have been working to fix the holes and make software safer.