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Security Update: Exploit Attempts Against Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux Users

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 14:15

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux users.

WHAT HAPPENED?
 
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.


Adobe is aware of reports that these vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild, in targeted attacks designed to trick users into clicking a link which directs to a website serving malicious Flash content.


Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software, refer to APSB13-08: Security Updates Available for Adobe Flash Player.
 
 
AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
 

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168 and earlier versions for Windows
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 and earlier versions for Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.270 and earlier versions for Linux

 
To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.


 
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
 
You may not be aware you’re using Adobe Flash Player and other Adobe products but it is freely available on most web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari).  An outdated program may allow an attacker to take control of your computer.
 
 
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
 
Update Your Software
 
If you have a computer support coordinator (CSC), no action on your part is required.
 
If you don't have a CSC and need the updates for your specific system, refer to APSB13-08: Security Updates Available for Adobe Flash Player on how to obtain an update for your specific system.
 
 
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