Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Adobe Flash Player and AIR Critical Security Updates Released

Adobe Flashplayer

Adobe has released Version of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Chrome and Linux.

These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. 

Release date: January 10, 2017
Vulnerability identifier: APSB17-02
CVE number: CVE-2017-2925, CVE-2017-2926, CVE-2017-2927, CVE-2017-2928, CVE-2017-2930, CVE-2017-2931, CVE-2017-2932, CVE-2017-2933, CVE-2017-2934, CVE-2017-2935, CVE-2017-2936, CVE-2017-2937, CVE-2017-2938
Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Warning:  Although Adobe suggests downloading the update from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, that link includes a pre-checked option to install unnecessary extras, such as McAfee Scan Plus or Google Drive.  If you use the download center, uncheck any unnecessary extras.

Edit Note:  The old direct download links for NPAPI (Firefox, Pale Moon) and ActiveX Plugin are not currently working.  In addition, Opera/Chromium-based browsers now use the Pepper/PPAPI plugin. 

The updated links are below.  The local offline installers are also available at the bottom of this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html

If you use the download center, uncheck any unnecessary extras.
    • 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.

    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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    Anonymous said...

    both direct download links for Adobe Flash update 24 give me the following:

    "Not Found

    The requested URL /get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_24_active_x.exe was not found on this server."



    Corrine said...

    Hi, Bob. Yes, it appears Adobe has finally followed through with the "threat" to remove the direct download links. I've edited the original post with the FTP links, having just located the link for IE/ActiveX.