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

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 14:03

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Windows, Macintosh and Linux Adobe Users
 

WHAT HAPPENED?

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

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


Adobe Flash Player


Adobe Reader and Acrobat

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

Adobe Flash Player:

  • Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.242 and earlier versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.258 and earlier 13.x versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.424 and earlier versions for Linux

 

Adobe Reader and Acrobat:

  • Adobe Reader XI (11.0.09) and earlier 11.x versions
  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.12) and earlier 10.x versions
  • Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.09) and earlier 11.x versions
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.12) and earlier 10.x versions

 


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

  • If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  • If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer:


Adobe Flash Player

  • 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.
  • Refer to Adobe Security Bulletin – APSB14-27 - http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-27.html.


Adobe Reader
The product's default update mechanism is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.


Adobe Acrobat

The product's default update mechanism is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

 

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