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Security Update:Adobe Released Updates to Fix an Actively Exploited Flash Player Exploit (CRITICAL) and an Update for AIR

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 10:49

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Adobe Flash Player and AIR Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Adobe released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Flash Player (Critical) and AIR.

***Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks.***

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


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
Flash Player

  • Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 21.0.0.242 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.352 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 21.0.0.242 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS
  • Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 21.0.0.242 and earlier for Windows 10 and 8.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.621 and earlier for Linux

AIR

  • Adobe AIR Desktop Runtime 21.0.0.215 and earlier for Windows


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 for updates refer to:


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