Adobe Flash Player gets automatic updates

Adobe Flash Player users can now choose to receive automatic updates.The Flash Player 'background updater' option will be offered to users downloading the latest versions of the software, Adobe said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Adobe Flash Player users can now choose to receive automatic updates.

The Flash Player 'background updater' option will be offered to users downloading the latest versions of the software, Adobe said in a blog post on Tuesday.

"[Wednesday's] release of Flash Player contains a new background updater," Adobe platform security strategist Peleus Uhley said in the blog post. "This new background updater will allow Windows users to choose an automatic update option for future Flash Player updates."

Adobe has addressed critical flaws in Flash Player in its latest patch. The company released Flash Player 11.2.202.228 on Wednesday, which addressed critical vulnerabilities detailed in CVE-2012-0772 and CVE-2012-0773 across all platforms.

"These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," Adobe said in a security bulletin.