Thursday, November 10, 2011

Adobe Releases Critical Update for Flash Player and AIR

A critical update was released today by Adobe for Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR.  The update was released to address critical security issues in which all except one of the CVE's relate to vulnerabilities that could result in code execution.  The remaining vulnerability could lead to a cross-domain policy bypass for Internet Explorer users.

Release date: November 10, 2011
Vulnerability identifier: APSB11-28
CVE number: CVE-2011-2445, CVE-2011-2450, CVE-2011-2451, CVE-2011-2452, CVE-2011-2453, CVE-2011-2454, CVE-2011-2455, CVE-2011-2456, CVE-2011-2457, CVE-2011-2458, CVE-2011-2459, CVE-2011-2460
Platform: All Platforms

Update Instructions

Adobe Air

The update to Adobe AIR can be obtained from the following locations:

Adobe Flash Player

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

The newest version of Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris is

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:

(Edit Note:  Download links updated.  Thank you, ky331!)

Flash Player 11 (32-Bit)
Flash Player 11 (64-Bit)

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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ky331 said...

The direct download links you cited:

•Non-IE (Opera, Firefox etc)

are for the older Flash 10 series (

For Flash 11, these have changed to:

32-bit IE:

32-bit NON-IE:

There are also direct links for the x64 bit versions. In general, see

Corrine said...

Thank you, ky331! I've updated the links.