An Adobe Security Bulletin has been posted to address critical security issues in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air.
Although Adobe suggests downloading the upate from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center or by using the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted, if you prefer, the direct download links are as follows:
- IE: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe
- Non-IE (Opera, Firefox etc) http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player.exe
If you use the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, be careful to UNCHECK the box shown below. It is not needed for the Flash Player update!
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To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number installed on your computer, go to the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe Flash Player" from the menu. Do this for each browser installed on your computer.
Verify the version of Adobe AIR installed on your system in the Adobe AIR TechNote.
Details from Security Bulletin APSB10-16:
Clubhouse Tags: Clubhouse, Microsoft, Windows, Security, Updates, Vulnerabilities, Information,
Release date: August 10, 2010
Vulnerability identifier: APSB10-16
CVE number: CVE-2010-0209, CVE-2010-2188, CVE-2010-2213, CVE-2010-2214, CVE-2010-2215, CVE-2010-2216
Platform: All Platforms
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player version 10.1.53.64 and earlier. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.A1.53.64 and earlier versions update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76. Adobe recommends users of Adobe AIR 188.8.131.5210 and earlier versions update to Adobe AIR 2.0.3.
Affected software versions
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris
- Adobe AIR 184.108.40.20610 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux