Adobe Flash Professional CS6: The Best Software for Creating Sprite Sheets and 2D Games
While some may complain that there aren't that many "big ticket" additions to Adobe Flash Pro CS6; those additions that have made it into this version happen to be very big indeed. With Adobe embracing gaming it clearly intends to make Flash Player and Flash Professional central to that story. Providing the workflow and extensibility to allow Adobe Flash Pro CS6 to offer not only content targeted at Flash Player, but also HTML5 both through the new sprite sheet export, exporting of animations as PNG sequences and the integration of CreateJS via a free to download extension from Adobe.com. Is it worth buying? Yes, it is. Is it worth upgrading from Flash Professional CS5 or CS5.5? Yes, if you are looking for a tool that provides you with the ability to export your animations for use in not only Flash Player, but also other platforms both in the browser and on various devices. Even if you're not a game developer the improvements in workflow and enhancements to the overall feature set of Flash Pro CS6 make this a worthwhile upgrade.
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player.These updates resolve a use-after-free vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-0510).These updates resolve a vulnerability that could be used to bypass the same origin policy (CVE-2014-0516).These updates resolve security bypass vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-0517, CVE-2014-0518, CVE-2014-0519, CVE-2014-0520).Affected Software:Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe AIR 188.8.131.52 SDK and earlier.ConsequenceIf this vulnerability is successfully exploited, attackers can take control of the affected system.SolutionThe vendor has released updates to fix the vulnerabilities. Refer to Adobe advisory APSB14-14 for further details.Patches:The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:APSB14-14 Mac(Adobe Flash Player)APSB14-14 Windows(Adobe Flash Player)