Adobe Releases Critical Updates for Flash Player Vulnerability

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

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Adobe has released critical updates for Android, Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems to mitigate vulnerabilities in the company's Flash Player software that may have allowed attackers to inflict a denial of service or take control of a targeted system.

The updates issued are for the following and earlier versions:

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.6 for Android 4.x and 11.1.111.6 for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 for Linux, Windows, and Solaris

Adobe advises that the following actions be taken by users of the affected versions:

  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to the newest version 11.1.102.63 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • For users who cannot update to Flash Player 11.1.102.63, Adobe has developed a patched version of Flash Player 10.x, Flash Player 10.3.183.16, which can be downloaded here.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.6 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android device. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.6 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.7 by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android device.

The full Adobe security advisory can be found here:

Source:  http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-05.html

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