Adobe today released new versions of its Flash Player to address security vulnerabilities, for all platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android. There are six identified security problems fixed in this release. According to Adobe’s Security Bulletin [APSB12-19], the software versions affected by the security flaws are:
- Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
- Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
- Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
The new version number for Windows and Mac OS X is 11.4.402.265; for Linux, it is 126.96.36.199. (The Linux version appears to be the same one mentioned in the most recent Flash Player update.) Google released a new version of the Chrome browser today that updates the embedded Flash Player (it also contains other fixes). Information on the new Android versions is given in the Security Bulletin.
Windows users who have the silent update option enabled should receive the new version automatically. Windows or Mac OS X users can get the update using the update mechanism built into the software. Alternatively, the new version for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X is available from Adobe’s download page. Windows users should remember that they may need two updates: one for Internet Explorer, and one for any other browser that they have installed.
I recommend that you update your systems as soon as you conveniently can.