Adobe, Microsoft Issue Updates for Critical Flaws in Flash Player

Adobe earlier today issued a security update for its Flash Player to seal serious security vulnerabilities that could crash and possibly allow remote control of machines with the popular media software installed.Microsoft also issued a security advisory for similar vulnerabilities that could impact users of Internet Explorer 10 as well as all supported editions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

FlashAdobe earlier today issued a security update for its Flash Player to seal serious security vulnerabilities that could crash and possibly allow remote control of machines with the popular media software installed.

Microsoft also issued a security advisory for similar vulnerabilities that could impact users of Internet Explorer 10 as well as all supported editions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

In Adobe’s advisory, it released a patch for Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier for versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. Those unsure can verify their version here.

Today’s update addresses Priority 1 vulnerabilities, which means administrators should install the updates as soon as possible, preferrably within 72 hours. Fourteen the updates resolve buffer overflow flaws, while 11 fix memory corruption vulnerabilities – both of which could lead to code execution.

According to the security update, those impacted include:

  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows and Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.243.
  • Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.4.31.110 for Windows and Linux, and Flash Player 11.4.402.287 for Macintosh.
  • Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.3.375.10 for Windows.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.20.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.19.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710. Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 SDK.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Android should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.

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