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

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 17:02

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Adobe Flash Player Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

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

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Adobe Security Bulletin – APSB14-22 - http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-22.html.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.167 and earlier versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.244 and earlier 13.x versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.406 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe AIR desktop runtime 15.0.0.249 and earlier versions
  • Adobe AIR SDK 15.0.0.249 and earlier versions
  • Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler 15.0.0.249 and earlier versions
  • Adobe AIR 15.0.0.252 and earlier versions 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:
  • 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 AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.
  • Refer to Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-22 at http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-22.html for Adobe’s recommendations.



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