Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Critical Adobe Flash Update

Adobe Flash Player was updated to address critical security issues as well as what is described as an important universal cross-site scripting issue that is reportedly being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks. The exploit could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

The newest version for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris is and the update for Android is

Release date: September 21, 2011
Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-26
CVE number:  CVE-2011-2426, CVE-2011-2427, CVE-2011-2428, CVE-2011-2429, CVE-2011-2430, CVE-2011-2444
Platform: All platforms

Adobe Flash Player for Android by downloading it from the Android Marketplace by browsing to it on a mobile phone.

Browser Update 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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