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Security Updates Available for Adobe Flash Player: APSB12-22

by Carol~ Moderator - 10/8/12 11:46 AM

Release date: October 8, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-22

Platform: All Platforms

Summary:

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier for versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 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 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows and Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287.
• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.243.
• Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.4.31.110 for Windows and Linux, and Flash Player 11.4.402.287 for Macintosh.
• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.20.
• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.19.
• Users of Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.
• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 SDK.
• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Android should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.

Affected software versions:

• Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows
• Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh
• Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux
• Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
• Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
• Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
• Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) and earlier versions
• Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Android

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.

To verify the version of Adobe AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.

Solution:

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

• Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 and earlier versions for Windows and Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to the newest version 11.4.402.287 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later for Windows and Flash Player 11.3.x for Macintosh who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. Windows and Macintosh users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.
• For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.23 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.4.402.287, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.29, which can be downloaded here.
• Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.243 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
• For users of Flash Player 11.2.202.238 and earlier versions for Linux, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.243, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.29, which can be downloaded here.
• Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.4.31.110 for Windows and Linux, and Flash Player 11.4.402.287 for Macintosh.
• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.17 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.20*.
*Note: Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
• Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.16 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.19*.
*Note: Applicable only for Android 3.x devices and earlier with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
• Users of Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710.
• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 SDK (includes AIR for iOS) should update to the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 SDK.
• Users of the Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2540 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 by browsing to Google Play or the Amazon Marketplace on an Android device.

For Further Details and Priority / Severity Ratings: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-22.html

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