Security Updates Available For Flash Player – APSB17-32

Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. This update addresses a critical type confusion vulnerability that could lead to code execution.

Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2017-11292 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows.

Affected Product Versions

Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime – Version 27.0.0.159 – Windows, Macintosh

Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome – Version 27.0.0.159 – Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 Version – 27.0.0.130 – Windows 10 and 8.1

Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime – Version 27.0.0.159 – Linux

How To Update

  • Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Windows, Macintosh and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.170 via the update mechanism within the product or by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.170 for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10 and 8.1 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.170.
  • Please visit the Flash Player Help page for assistance in installing Flash Player.

There is also the following updates from Microsoft – https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/ADV170018

Users who have selected the option to ‘Allow Adobe to install updates’ will receive the update automatically. 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.

How To Check Your Adobe Flash Version

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.




Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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