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Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player (APSB13-05)

by Carol~ Forum moderator / February 12, 2013 4:15 AM PST
Release date: February 12, 2013

Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-05

Priority: See Bulletin

Platform: All Platforms

Summary:

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.32 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149 and earlier versions for Windows should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.168.

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167.

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.270.

• Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

• Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.167 for Windows. (Also see Microsoft Security Advisory (2755801) )

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.47.

• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.32 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.43.

• Users of Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier versions should update to Adobe AIR 3.6.0.597.

• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK (including AIR for iOS) and earlier should update to the new Adobe AIR 3.6.0.599 SDK + Compiler.

Affected software versions:

• Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
• Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262 and earlier versions for Linux
• Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
• Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.32 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
• Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 and earlier versions
• Adobe AIR 3.5.0.1060 SDK and earlier versions

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.

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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See the bulletin for Adobe's recommended Solutions and Additional details:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-05.html

Direct download links can be found here:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Flash Player Uninstaller:
http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe
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