updated 10:20 am EST, Thu December 10, 2009
Adobe has published a new version of Flash Player, updating the software to v10.0.42.34. The software fixes several security vulnerabilities, including ones related to data injection and integer overflow. Others are connected to crashes, memory corruption and JPEG image parsing.
Within the Windows edition, another flaw has been fixed in the Flash ActiveX control for Internet Explorer. Users can download the new Player manually, or else wait to be prompted Adobe's automatic updater.
The company has meanwhile announced that after the release of Flash Player 10.1, it will be ending support for G3-based PowerPC systems, no longer providing any security updates. "This unavailability is due to performance enhancements that cannot be supported on the older PowerPC architecture," says Adobe. The v10.1 release will also mark a transition over to Intel-only code, reducing all PowerPC updates to maintenance patches. The new Flash is expected in the first half of 2010.