Adobe issues security fix for Flash Player

Summary:New versions of Adobe Flash Player fix three critical vulnerabilities.

Adobe has released security updates for Flash Player on all platforms. The new software fixes three critical vulnerabilities disclosed by Adobe.

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The new version for Mac and Windows users is 14.0.0.145. The new Linux version is 11.2.202.394. Users can manually update through the link nearby. Users of Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer on Windows 8 will receive automatic updates to the Flash Player embedded in their browsers from those companies. Users may determine the Flash Player version they are running on this test page.

Adobe AIR products are also affected and users should update to version 14.0.0.137.

The company does not provide any useful description of the vulnerabilities fixed in their bulletins. They say that these vulnerabilities "...could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." The bulletin calls two of the bugs "security bypass vulnerabilities."

The third has been disclosed by the researcher who reported it to Adobe, Michele Spagnuolo.

Topics: Security

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