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Security Update:Adobe Released an Emergency Flash Player Patch to Fix a Zero-day Critical Flaw

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 09:06

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Adobe Flash Player Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Adobe has released security updates to address a Critical vulnerability in Flash Player for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS users.
 

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-36, Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player, at https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-36.html.

 

Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7855 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows versions 7, 8.1 and 10.
 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 23.0.0.185 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 23.0.0.185 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
  • Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 23.0.0.185 and earlier for Windows 10 and 8.1
  • Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.637 and earlier for Linux


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

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 Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-36, Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player, at https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-36.html.


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