Adobe Flash Player – Critical Security updates released

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Adobe Flash Player – Critical Security updates released

Adobe has released critical  security updates for Adobe Flash Player this month

These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

The exploit for CVE-2015-8651 is being used in limited, targeted attacks.

Effected versions are;

  • Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.235 and earlier
  • Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.268 and earlier
  • Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrom e20.0.0.228 and earlier
  • Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 1120.0.0.228 and earlier
  • Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 1120.0.0.228 and earlier
  • Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.554 and earlier
  • AIR Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.204 and earlier
  • AIR SDK20.0.0.204 and earlier
  • AIR SDK & Compile r20.0.0.204 and earlier
  • AIR for Android 20.0.0.204 and earlier

Effecting Windows, Macintosh, Android and IOS devices

Adobe has relased a security update that fixes the vulnerability. Users are advised to update their versions of Flash to the latest versions available on the Adobe website.

Details on how to update and remediate this issue supplied by Adobe below;

  • Adobe recommends users of the  Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Windows and Macintosh update to 20.0.0.267 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, or via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.
  • Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to version 18.0.0.324 by visiting http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.559 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.267 for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer for Windows 10 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.267.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer for Windows 8.x will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 20.0.0.267.
  • Adobe recommends users of the AIR desktop runtime, AIR SDK and AIR SDK & Compiler update to version 20.0.0.233 by visiting the AIR download center or the AIR developer center.
  • Please visit the Flash Player Help page for assistance in installing Flash Player.