it.ucsf.edu

Security Update:Adobe Released updates to address CRITICAL vulnerabilities in Flash Player and Shockwave Player

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 08:51

Reason

Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Impact

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Shockwave Player

Resolution

Update Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Shockwave Player

WHAT HAPPENED?

Adobe has released security updates to address CRITICAL vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave Player.

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

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

Adobe Flash Player

  • Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 24.0.0.221 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh and Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 24.0.0.221 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
  • Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 24.0.0.221 and earlier for Windows 10 and 8.1

Adobe Shockwave Player

  • Adobe Shockwave Player 4.5.3 12.2.7.197 and earlier for Windows

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities 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 the Adobe Security Bulletin listed above.

RELATED LINKS

QUESTIONS? NEED HELP?

1. The UCSF IT Service Desk is available by:

2. Parnassus: Visit Kalmanovitz Library, Room 240 during library hours.