This past week, Adobe issued a Security Bulletin [APSB 13-16] and a new version of its Flash Player to address several potentially Critical security vulnerabilities. This bulletin affects all platforms; according to Adobe, the affected versions of the software are:
- Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 and earlier versions for Windows
- Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.203 and earlier versions for Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.525 and earlier versions for Linux
- Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
- Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
- Adobe AIR 18.104.22.1680 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe AIR 22.214.171.1240 and earlier versions for Android
- Adobe AIR 126.96.36.1990 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions
You can verify the version of Flash Player installed on your system by visiting the “About Flash Player” page at Adobe’s site. (The page will also show you the current version numbers of Flash Player for all platforms.) Updated versions of the player, for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, can be downloaded here. For information on AIR and Android updates, please see the Security Bulletin.
The Flash player is one of the most commonly installed pieces of software on user computers. Because it is so common, and because it is installed across multiple platforms, it is a very attractive target for the Bad Guys. I strongly recommend updating your systems as soon as you conveniently can.