Flash Player update KB4018483 patches severe security issues affecting all Windows versions

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Microsoft recently rolled out an important Flash Player update to Windows 8.1 and all Windows 10 versions. Flash Player update KB4018483 patches a series of severe security vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution on the affected devices.

In other words, you should download KB4018483 as soon as possible. The recently patches vulnerabilities can potentially allow attackers to take control of your computer.

Flash Player update KB4018483

Here are the Adobe Flash Player versions affected by these vulnerabilities:

Product                                                                          Affected versions             Platform
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime                          25.0.0.127 and earlier           Windows, Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome                       25.0.0.127 and earlier            Windows,, Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and IE 11      25.0.0.127 and earlier            Windows 10 and 8.1

More specifically, this update applies to the following Windows operating systems: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows 10 Version 1511, Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1.

If you want to install Adobe Flash Player update on an earlier version of Windows, you should directly download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

You can download KB4018483 through Windows Update. All you need to do is turn on automatic updating, and this update will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. You can also download the stand-alone package from Microsoft’s Update Catalog website.

It is worth mentioning that for Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.

Also, don’t forget that if you install a language pack after you install KB4018483, you must reinstall this update. Install any language packs that you need before you install KB4018483.

For more information about the Flash Player update KB4018483, check out Microsoft’s support page.

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