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Windows XP SP3 includes vulnerable Flash Player
Microsoft's newest update bundles older version that's currently being exploited
June 2, 2008 (Computerworld) Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) ships with an out-of-date version of Adobe's Flash Player that's vulnerable to recently-spotted attacks, according to Microsoft's support documentation....
Wasn't sure whether to post this here or on the current Flash Player Exploit thread [webmasterworld.com]. Decided that SP3 users needed to be alerted to the problem.
I assume that it's better to buy the SP2 OEM full version then, rather than the SP3, newer one. Would that be right?
Or, you could just update your Flash player after installing SP3.
With regard to SP2 OEM, doesn't MS make some distinctions about where it can be used? I don't know for sure... just asking. It's definitely a lot cheaper.
I'll be buying myself one today at regular price (around $85-90) when I get a processing glitch straightened out at a software merchant, but wasn't sure whether to get SP2 or SP3.