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Security Update:Adobe Released Critical Vulnerability Updates for Shockwave and Flash Player (Actively Being Exploited)

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 18:41

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

  • Window and Mac Shockwave Player Users
  • Window, Mac and Linux Flash Player users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

Adobe has released security updates to address critical vulnerabilities affecting Window and Mac Shockwave Player users and Window, Mac and Linux Flash Player users.


Adobe is aware of reports that the Adobe Flash Player vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

In addition, Mozilla has temporarily disabled Adobe Flash Player in Firefox to protect users.

 

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

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Shockwave Player

o Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1.8.158 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

  • Flash Player

o Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 18.0.0.203 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh

o Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 13.0.0.302 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh

o Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 18.0.0.203 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh

o Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 18.0.0.204 and earlier for Linux

o Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 18.0.0.203 and earlier for Windows 8.0 and 8.1

o Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.481 and earlier 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.
  • On how to obtain updates refer to:

o Adobe Security Bulletin – APSB15-17 - Security updates available for Adobe Shockwave Player - https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/shockwave/apsb15-17.html.

o Adobe Security Bulletin – APSB15-18 - Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player - https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-18.html.



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