Adobe and Apple patch their flaws


Both Adobe and Apple have released patches to address a long list of flaws in their products.

Adobe has issued a patch to fix 20 vulnerabilities found in its Shockwave media player.

Rated critical, the flaws were found in both Windows and Mac versions and allowed hackers to run malicious code on victim's machines.

Whilst the majority fix "a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution," two others address the ability to launch Denial of Service attack.

Apple's update has fixed 13 flaws in its Mac OS X operating system, again rated as critical.

The issues in the OS affected a number of elements such as the CoreGraphics, libsecurity and the CFNetwork.

Six of the 13 vulnerabilities could have allowed hackers to take over Apple machines.

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