Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Adobe Flash Player Critical Security Update Released

Adobe Flashplayer

Adobe has released Version of Adobe Flash Player.  These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions.  Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. 

In particular, the update addresses CVE-2018-4878 which exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against Windows users.  These attacks leverage Office documents with embedded malicious Flash content distributed via email. Also included in the update are functional fixes.

Release date:  February 6, 2018
Vulnerability identifier: APSB18--03
Platform:  Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS


*Important Note:  Downloading the update from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center 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 that you do not want.  They are not needed for the Flash Player update.

    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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