The second Tuesday of the month is here and as most of you already know, this is when Adobe is usually releasing new security updates for its products. Today we will talk only about the new security update that the company has released for Adobe Flash Player.
In spite of the negative feedback from the users and all security issues that this application has, it seems that the Adobe Flash Player is still one of the most used applications out there.
The new security bulleting APSB17-21 has already been posted on the official Adobe website. According to it, the new update has been released for Adobe Flash Player for the following operating systems: Windows, Macintosh, Chrome OS and Linux. At the same time, these updates are patching some CRITICAL vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of the affected computer.
Below are the affected versions of Adobe Flash Player
- Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime (126.96.36.199 and earlier) that run on Windows, Macintosh and Linux;
- Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome (188.8.131.52 and earlier) that run on Windows, Macintosh, Chrome OS and Linux;
- Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge (184.108.40.206 and earlier) that run on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
The good news is that Adobe is not aware of any exploits in the wild that have been using these vulnerabilities in order to take control of computers.
How To Update Adobe Flash Player
- Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 220.127.116.11 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux): Use the official Adobe Flash Player Download Center;
- Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 for Google Chrome (Windows, Macintosh, Chrome OS and Linux: Update to the latest Google Chrome version;
- Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 for Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge: Use the Microsoft Security Advisory.