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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Critical Security Update for Adobe Flash Player

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Adobe Flash Player was updated again today to address critical security vulnerabilities.  These updates address vulnerabilities currently being exploited in the wild.
CVE-2013-0643 and CVE-2013-0648 are being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking a link which directs to a website serving malicious Flash (SWF) content.

CVE-2013-0643 and CVE-2013-0648 are designed to target Flash Player in Firefox.


Update Information

The newest versions are as follows:
Windows and Macintosh:  11.6.602.171
Linux: 11.2.202.273

Release date: February 26, 2013
Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-08
CVE number: CVE-2013-0504, CVE-2013-0643, CVE-2013-0648
Platform: All platforms

Flash Player Update Instructions


Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux

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, direct download links are available.

Notes:
  • If you use the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, be careful to uncheck the optional McAfee Security Plus box.  It is not needed for the Flash Player update.
  • Uncheck any toolbar offered with Adobe products if not wanted.
  • If you use alternate browsers, it is necessary to install the update for both Internet Explorer as well as the update for alternate browsers.
  • The separate 32-bit and 64-bit uninstallers have been replaced with a single uninstaller.
Adobe Flash Player for Android

The latest version for Adobe Flash Player for Android is available by downloading it from the Android Marketplace by browsing to it on a mobile phone.

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.

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player for Android, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player x.x.

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