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Security Update: Adobe Released Security Updates for Flash and Shockwave Players

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:59

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Flash Player (all operating systems) and Shockwave Player users.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Adobe has released security updates for Flash Player (all operating systems) and Shockwave Player.
 
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software, refer to:

  • Adobe Flashplayer

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB13-28 at http://helpx[.]adobe[.]com/security/products/flash-player/apsb13-28.html

  • Adobe Shockwave

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB13-29 at http://helpx[.]adobe[.]com/security/products/shockwave/apsb13-29.html

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.152 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.327 and earlier versions for Linux

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 and earlier versions for Android

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 SDK and earlier versions

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1210 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions

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.
 
To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player for Android, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player x.x.
 
To verify the version of Adobe AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.
 

  • Shockwave Player

 Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.6.147 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems
 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

  1. 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).
  2. Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit designed to trick a user into opening a Microsoft Word document with malicious Flash (.swf) content exists.
  3. An outdated program may allow an attacker to take control of your computing device.

 
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update Your Software

  • If you have IT support, no action on your part is required.
  • If you don't have IT support and need the updates for your specific system, refer to security updates on how to obtain an update for your specific system:

 Adobe Flashplayer
 
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB13-28 at http://helpx[.]adobe[.]com/security/products/flash-player/apsb13-28.html
 
Adobe Shockwave
 
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB13-29 at http://helpx[.]adobe[.]com/security/products/shockwave/apsb13-29.html
 

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