Flash!

Posted: February 8, 2013 by IntentionalPrivacy in Browser Vulnerabilities, Identity theft, Vulnerabilities
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Ok, now Adobe has released a security update for Flash, which applies to Flash versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Android operating systems, as well as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers.

  • The version you should be running for Windows and Mac is Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149.
  • Linux users should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262.
  • If you’re using Google Chrome as your browser, it should automatically update to the latest Chrome version. Chrome’s latest version runs Adobe Flash Player 11.5.31.139 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • If you’re using Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, it will automatically update to the latest version of Internet Explorer, which includes the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, 11.3.379.14 for Windows.
  • Android 4.x devices should be running Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37.
  • Android 3.x devices should be running Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.32.

How to keep up with all these security updates? You have several choices.

  • Sign up for US-CERT email bulletins and follow the instructions.
  • Run Secunia PSI and set it to check for updates weekly.
  • Set Adobe and Java to send you updates automatically. Java will ask you questions; make sure you check for any obnoxious add-ons before you click ok.

In the Adobe security bulletin about this Flash vulnerability that you can read at http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-04.html, Adobe recommends that you verify the version of Flash running on your device.

  • To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Adobe Flash at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/, 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.

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