Adobe Systems has released a new version of its Flash Player for all platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android. The new version fixes four serious security vulnerabilities identified in Adobe’s Security Bulletin [APSB13-21]; the affected versions of the Flash Player software are:
- Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1997 and earlier versions for Linux
- Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
- Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
- Adobe AIR 220.127.116.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Android
- Adobe AIR 18.104.22.1680 and earlier versions for Macintosh
- Adobe AIR 22.214.171.1240 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions for Windows
- Adobe AIR 126.96.36.1990 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions for Macintosh
Further details are given in the Security Bulletin.
Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X users can get the new release from Adobe’s download page. For Windows and Mac OS X, the new version is 11.8.800.168; the new version for Linux is 188.8.131.520. (Windows users should note that they may require two updates: one for Internet Explorer, and one for all other browsers.) Details of the new Android versions are given in the Security Bulletin.
The Flash Player bundled with Google’s Chrome browser should be updated automatically to version 11.8.800.170, according to a post on the “Chrome Releases” blog.
Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X users can check the version of Flash Player installed on their systems by visiting Adobe’s About Flash Player page.