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Security Update: Adobe Released Critical Update for Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux Users

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:27

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Windows, Macintosh and Linux Flash Player Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Adobe released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux users to address a critical vulnerability.

Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit exists in the wild, and is being used to target Flash Player users on the Windows platform.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-13 at http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-13.html.
 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS

  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182 and earlier versions for Windows
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.201 and earlier versions for Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.350 and earlier versions for Linux

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/, 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?

  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. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could take control of your computer to install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

 

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update Your Software

  1. If you have IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you don't have IT support and need the updates for your specific system, refer to Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-13 at http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-13.html for the updates and instructions.

 

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