Monday, June 06, 2011

Another Adobe Flash Player Security Update

An unexpected Adobe Flash Player was released addressing.  The update addresses a universal cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2011-2107) which could be used to take actions on a user's behalf on any website or webmail provider, if the user visits a malicious website.

Adobe indicated that there are reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious link delivered in an email message.

Release date: June 5, 2011
Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-13
CVE number: CVE-2011-2107
Platform: All Platforms

Standing Instructions

Although Adobe suggests downloading the update 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:
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.  In addition, any toolbar offered with Adobe products can be unchecked if not wanted.

Verify Installation

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.


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