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Security Update:Adobe Security Updates for Window, Mac and Linux (Actively Exploited Vulnerability: IE and Firefox on Windows 8.1 and Below)

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 13:09

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Window, Mac and Linux Adobe Flash Player Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Adobe has released security updates for Window, Mac, and Linux Flash Player users.

Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2015-0311 is actively being exploited in the wild via drive-by-download attacks against systems running Internet Explorer and Firefox on Windows 8.1 and below.

 

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Adobe Security Bulletin – APSB15-03 - http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-03.html.
 

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.287 and earlier versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.262 and earlier 13.x versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.438 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:
  • 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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