Adobe fixes critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Posted 11 July 2017 17:38 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

During July’s scheduled patch cycle, Adobe has closed 3 vulnerabilities in Flash Player. One of the vulnerabilities allowed an attacker to take full control over the computer. The other two vulnerabilities were information disclosure issues.

Details of one of the vulnerabilities appeared on the internet last monday. Nevertheless, Adobe is unware of any exploits that actively abuse the vulnerabilities. Adobe advices Mac and Windows users to update to Flash Player version 26.0.0.137 within 72 hours.

his can be done through the automatic update function on Adobe.com. Linux users can install the update when suitable. Adobe bases this advice on experiences in the past and the likelihood that Flash Player on a specific OS is attacked.

In case of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1, and Internet Explorer 11 and Edge on Windows 10, the embedded Flash Player will be upgraded through the browser. Through a page on the Adobe website it’s possible to check which version is currently installed.



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