Adobe Patches Flash Player, Release Security Updates to Fix Critical Vulnerabilities

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

Recently, Adobe has released updates for Flash Player and the ColdFusion web platform, fixing three critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player on all platforms, as well as the AIR Runtime and SDK. Let’s have a look at some more details.
adobe flash player security bulletin
What you’re seeing above is a table which enlists the affected and fixed versions of Flash Player and AIR. Adobe has reently released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux device which address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe issues security bulletin for Flash Player

Adobe recommends to update to the following versions:

Users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.189.
Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.250.
Users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.411.
Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 will be automatically updated to the current version.
Users of the Adobe AIR desktop runtime should update to version 15.0.0.293.
Users of the Adobe AIR SDK and AIR SDK & Compiler should update to version 15.0.0.302.
Users of Adobe AIR for Android should update to Adobe AIR 15.0.0.293.

In order to check the version of Flash Player you are running, you need to access the About Flash Player page and select “About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player” from the menu. Adobe hasn’t revealed too many details about this, but it’s suffice to know that you should get the latest version ASAP.

READ ALSO: Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8.1 Receives Security Updates

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