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Security Update:Adobe Flash Player Vulnerability Actively Being Exploited

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 13:09

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS Flash Player Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Adobe released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS.

***Adobe is aware of reports that one of the vulnerabilities is being actively exploited on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version 20.0.0.306 and earlier. ***

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Adobe Security Bulletin APSA16-10 at https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-10.html.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
Refer to Adobe Security Bulletin APSA16-10 at https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-10.html for a complete list of affected products, versions and platform.


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).

Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system or cause the system to crash.


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 recommends users of Adobe Flash Player, who have not already done so, immediately update to the current version of Flash Player via the update mechanism within the product or by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

o If you use multiple browsers, install the update in each browser you have installed on your system.

o To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu.


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