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Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player (APSB15-05)

by Carol~ Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 12:39 AM PDT
Release date: March 12, 2015

Vulnerability identifier: APSA15-05

Priority: See Bulletin

CVE number: CVE-2015-0332, CVE-2015-0333, CVE-2015-0334, CVE-2015-0335, CVE-2015-0336, CVE-2015-0337, CVE-2015-0338, CVE-2015-0339, CVE-2015-0340, CVE-2015-0341, CVE-2015-0342

Platform: All Platforms

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

• Users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.134.
• Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.277.
• Users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.451.
• Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x, will automatically update to version 17.0.0.134.

Affected software versions

• Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.305 and earlier versions
• Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.269 and earlier 13.x versions
• Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.442 and earlier 11.x 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.

Solution

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:

• Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.134 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, or via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.

• Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to version 13.0.0.277 by visiting http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html.

• Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.451 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.

• Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.134.

• Adobe Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer for Windows 8.x will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.134.

Security Bulletin continued with additional Details, Download Links and Severity Ratings :
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-05.html

NOTE: If using the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, please be aware of any pre-checked optional downloads. Flash Player will run properly without them.
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