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Security Update:Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat to Address Critical Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 14:41

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Adobe today released an out-of-band patch for a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat that has been leveraged in targeted attacks. In addition Adobe released patches to address 7 vulnerabilities (rated critical by Adobe) in Flash Player.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software, refer to:


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

Adobe Reader and Acrobat

  • Adobe Reader XI (11.0.07) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows
  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.10) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows
  • Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.07) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.10) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows


Adobe Flash Player

  • Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.394 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe AIR 14.0.0.137 SDK and earlier
  • Adobe AIR 14.0.0.137 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions
  • Adobe AIR SDK 14.0.0.137 and earlier version for Android


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). And out dated programs may allow an attacker to take control of your computer.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, on how to obtain the latest updates for your specific software refer to:


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