Adobe today released a new version, 10·3·181·14, of its Flash Player, for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, and Solaris. (Users of the Google Chrome browser should note that this update is included in the latest version of Chrome, 11·0·696·68, released today.) The new version fixes 11 identified security vulnerabilities, many of which are rated Critical; further information is available in the Adobe Security Bulletin [APSB11-12].
This is one of four security bulletins issued by Adobe today, and the one most likely to impact typical users. The other bulletins released are:
- APSB11-09 – Security update available for RoboHelp (Important Severity)
- APSB11-10 – Security update available for Audition (Critical Severity)
- APSB11-11 – Security update available for Flash Media Server (FMS) (Critical Severity)
The bulletins for these products contain details for the fixes, and links to the updated versions.
You can obtain the new version of Flash Player from the Adobe Download Center; alternatively, Windows users can the auto-update mechanism within the product. As always, Windows users should note that they may need two versions of the update: one for Internet Explorer, and one for all other browsers.
Flash Player is a very popular attack vector for the Bad Guys; I recommend that you install this update as soon as you conveniently can.