Adobe Flash Player Sandbox Mode available for Safari Mac OS X

    Adobe reported that a special secure sandboxing mode for the Flash Player is now available for the Safari browser on Mac OS X. This technique of protection or mitigation (mitigation) against exploits / malware actions the player has already been implemented for the three most popular browsers the MS of Internet Explorer , Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox . The sandbox mode allows you to limit the set of functions performed by the process (browser plug-in) in the context of which Adobe Flash Player is launched to play the desired content.

    Special file com.macromedia.Flash Player.plugin.sbDefines a list of valid actions for the sandboxed process. Obviously, it allows only the most necessary actions and functions for the plugin: writing / reading files only from a fixed location, limiting interprocess communication (IPC), restricting the use of sockets. This application mode of operation is designed in accordance with the OS X concept of sandbox- enabled applications .

    Over the last few years, Adobe has protected our Flash Player customers through a technique known as sandboxing. Thus far, we have worked with Google, Microsoft and Mozilla on deploying sandboxes for their respective browsers. Most recently, we have worked with Apple to protect Safari users on OS X. With this week's release of Safari in OS X Mavericks, Flash Player will now be protected by an OS X App Sandbox.

    Also popular now: