Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Adobe Flash Player Security Update Released

Adobe Flashplayer

Adobe has released Version of Adobe Flash Player.  In addition to functional issues, the update address critical vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution affecting version and earlier.

Release date:  July 10, 2018
Vulnerability identifier: APSB18-24
Platform:  Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Vulnerability details

Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Number
Out-of-bounds read  Information Disclosure Important CVE-2018-5008
Type Confusion Arbitrary Code Execution Critical CVE-2018-5007


*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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