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Security Update:CRITICAL Security Update for Window, Mac, and Linux Flash Users

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:34

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Windows, Mac and Linux Flash Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Adobe has released a CRITICAL security update for Window, Mac, and Linux Flash users to address a zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Adobe Security Bulletin – APSB15-02 - http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-02.html.
 

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.257 and earlier versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.260 and earlier 13.x versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.429 and earlier versions for Linux



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:


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.



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