Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Adobe Update for Flash Player, AIR and Shockwave Player

Adobe Flashplayer

Adobe Flash Player was updated today.  The scheduled release includes new features, security fixes and bug fixes.
With today's Windows Update, Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT is being updated to enable Flash content to run by default. On Windows 8, all Flash content continues to be enabled for IE on the desktop. Additional information is available in the IE Blog post, Flash in Windows 8.

Update Information

The newest versions are as follows:
Windows and Macintosh:  11.7.700.169
Adobe AIR 3.7

Release date: April 9, 2013
Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-11
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.

  • If you use the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, be careful to uncheck any optional downloads that you do not want.  Any pre-checked option 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.

Adobe Shockwave Player

Shockwave Player
Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Shockwave Player and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

This update addresses vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system.

Although I have yet to need Shockwave Player on this computer, there are still many people who use it.  If you have Shockwave Player installed, please update to the latest version.

Release date: April 9, 2013
Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-12

CVE number: CVE-2013-1383, CVE-2013-1384, CVE-2013-1385, CVE-2013-1386
Platform: Windows and Macintosh

The newest version is available here: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/.  As usual, watch for any pre-checked add-ons not needed for the update.


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