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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

Adobe has released critical security updates for Flash Player.  Details are available in my blog post at Adobe Flash Player Critical Security Update.

The newest versions are as follows:

Windows and Macintosh:  14.0.0.125
Linux: 11.2.202.359

Users of the Adobe AIR 13.0.0.111 SDK and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 SDK (Adobe - Adobe AIR).

The direct download links.
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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

Deviating from the regular "Patch Tuesday" schedule that Adobe been following, Adobe released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.125 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.378 and earlier versions for Linux were released today.  (Hmm, today is Tuesday.  Sorry for my confusion.)


The newest versions are as follows:

Windows and Macintosh:  14.0.0.145
Linux: 11.2.202.394

Users of the Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 SDK and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 14.0.0.137 SDK from the AIR Download Center.

The direct download links without any "Optional Offers"

Non-IE (Opera, Firefox, Etc.):  http://download.macr...r_14_plugin.exe

Windows XP, Vista and 7:  Flash Player For Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, 11:  http://download.macr...14_active_x.exe

Internet Explorer in Windows 8 systems will be updated via Windows Update.  Windows RT must obtain the update from Windows Update.  Google Chrome will be automatically updated.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:42 PM

Update:  Catching up on my reading, I learned from Graham Cluley's article that the early update is due to what is referred to as "Rosetta Flash – a tool which he says can convert any .SWF Adobe Flash file into one composed entirely of alphanumeric characters."

Based on the information from Graham, it would be wise to update sooner rather than later!
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

Thank you, Corrine. :)

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

View PostCorrine, on 08 July 2014 - 02:42 PM, said:

Update:  Catching up on my reading, I learned from Graham Cluley's article that the early update is due to what is referred to as "Rosetta Flash – a tool which he says can convert any .SWF Adobe Flash file into one composed entirely of alphanumeric characters."

Based on the information from Graham, it would be wise to update sooner rather than later!

Great news and reason to update ASAP!!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:59 PM

View PostCorrine, on 08 July 2014 - 02:23 PM, said:

The newest versions are as follows:

Windows and Macintosh:  14.0.0.145
Linux: 11.2.202.394

Users of the Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 SDK and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 14.0.0.137 SDK from the AIR Download Center.
  
According to the properties of the Adobe AIR installer I just downloaded, it is still 14.0.0.110, not 14.0.0.137.  I don't want to wast time installing the version I already have.  Anyone know why latest version isn't at AIR download center?
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

You're right.  I was taking the information from the release notes about the Adobe AIR update.  The SDK is for developers so you're up to date with the .110 version.  (It was one of those days.  I was absolutely positive that it was Monday and couldn't figure out why Adobe was updating Flash Player a day early.  I finally figured out that I was a day off.  :D )
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:15 PM

View PostCorrine, on 13 July 2014 - 01:01 PM, said:

You're right.  I was taking the information from the release notes about the Adobe AIR update.  The SDK is for developers so you're up to date with the .110 version.  (It was one of those days.  I was absolutely positive that it was Monday and couldn't figure out why Adobe was updating Flash Player a day early.  I finally figured out that I was a day off.  :D )
Thanks Corrine!  I have the AIR Settings Mgr installed on Win7 system, but I don't really trust it to update automatically since I don't even know what uses AIR, which came preinstalled on that Lenovo laptop.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

Maybe you don't need it.  I had one program that used AIR and when I uninstalled that, so went AIR.  You could remove it and if it is needed by a software, you'll be prompted to install it.
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:41 PM

View PostCorrine, on 15 July 2014 - 08:46 PM, said:

Maybe you don't need it.  I had one program that used AIR and when I uninstalled that, so went AIR.  You could remove it and if it is needed by a software, you'll be prompted to install it.
I thought about that, but this is mother's laptop, and I'm pretty sure it's the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools software that uses AIR, so I think I'll leave everything in place.  I did install the Settings Manager tool that's supposed to update AIR automatically, but I think that needs me to log in with an admin account before it will work.  Her account is standard user.
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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

The Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe Flash Player and AIR

Release date: August 12, 2014
Vulnerability identifier: APSB14-18
CVE number: CVE-2014-0538, CVE-2014-0540, CVE-2014-0541, CVE-2014-0542, CVE-2014-0543, CVE-2014-0544, CVE-2014-0545

The newest versions are as follows:

ActiveX for IE and Macintosh version:  14.0.0.176
Plugin:  14.0.0.179
Linux: 11.2.202.400

Users of Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to the Adobe AIR 14.0.0.178.

Flash Player direct download links:



Adobe Reader

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI  (11.0.07) and earlier versions for Windows.  These updates address a  vulnerability that could allow an attacker to  circumvent sandbox  protection on the Windows platform.  Adobe Reader  and Acrobat for Apple's OS X are not affected.

Release date: August 12, 2014
Vulnerability identifier: APSB14-19
CVE numbers: CVE-2014-0546
Platform: Windows

Update or Complete Download: Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.   Note:  UNcheck any pre-checked additional  options  presented with  the update. They are not part of the software  update  and are completely  optional.
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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:01 PM

Anyone who still uses Adobe Reader is encouraged to update ASAP.  via Graham Cluley at Urgent! Adobe Users Told to Patch Reader and Acrobat Against Zero-day Attacks | Optimal Security: The Lumension Blog

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Adobe has warned computer users to update their installations of Adobe Reader and Acrobat as a matter of urgency, after it was discovered that malicious hackers were exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in targeted attacks.

According to the software company, it is “aware of evidence that indicates an exploit in the wild is being used in limited, isolated attacks targeting Adobe Reader users on Windows.”

Personally, I've replaced Adobe Reader with Sumatra PDF.  If you don't like the yellow background, it is easy to change, Replacing Adobe Reader with Sumatra PDF

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:49 AM

I also moved to Sumatra, Corrine. Thanks for sharing Sumatra with me so many years ago. :yes:
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Posted 09 September 2014 - 12:13 PM

Release Notes: http://helpx.adobe.c...ease_notes.html

The direct download links for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 7 and below: To verify the version go to  About Flash Player page

Adobe AIR has also been updated to 15.0.0.249.  http://get.adobe.com/air/

Note:  For those expecting Adobe Reader to be updated today, the update has been delayed.  See the PSIRT blog post.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:03 PM

Adobe Flash Player update for ActiveX only.  

Release Notes:  http://helpx.adobe.c...ease_notes.html

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Today's release resolves an issue in which some end users, when attempting to watch video from certain websites, experienced a failure to play the video, or an error message.  This release contains a fix that should significantly reduce the prevalence of video playback failure on sites where this problem previously occurred.

Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier:  http://download.macr...15_active_x.exe
Windows 8.x:  Microsoft Security Advisory 2755801
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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Corrine! I've had some sporadic problems with videos playing, and on a couple of sites, with slide shows playing, with IE10 running on WIN7 Pro 64bit. Here's a direct link to the download page on Adobe's website where you can download the .exe or .msi file to your PC then install it later: http://www.adobe.com...tribution3.html These direct download programs do not have the Google toolbar or other softwares being offered when you install Flash.
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Posted 14 October 2014 - 07:21 PM

The newest versions are as follows:

    ActiveX for IE and Macintosh version:  15.0.0.189
    Plugin:  15.0.0.189
    Linux: 11.2.202.411

Users of Adobe AIR 15.0.0.252 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to the Adobe AIR 15.0.0.293.

Flash Player® 15 AIR® 15

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.):  http://download.macr...r_15_plugin.exe
Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier:  http://download.macr...15_active_x.exe
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 01:40 PM

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.223 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.418 and earlier versions for Linux.

Release Notes: Release Notes | Flash Player® 15 AIR® 15

The direct download links for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 7 and below:
To verify the version go to  About Flash Player page

Adobe AIR has also been updated to 15.0.0.356..  Adobe - Adobe AIR
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Posted 25 November 2014 - 04:08 PM

Adobe has released out of band security updates for Adobe Flash Player.  The updates address a critical bug and includes security fixes, particularly improving the security mitigation that was introduced in the October 14th release of APSB14-22.

The direct download links for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 7 and below:
To verify the version go to  About Flash Player page





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Posted 09 December 2014 - 01:10 PM

Adobe has released the following critical security updates:

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235:

Non-IE Plugin (Opera, Firefox, Etc.):  http://download.macr...r_16_plugin.exe
Flash Player For Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and earlier:  http://download.macr...16_active_x.exe


[u]Adobe Reader XI 11.0.10
:  Adobe Reader For Windows
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:52 PM

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235. and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.425 and earlier versions for Linux.  In addition, Version 16 of Adobe AIR has been released.

These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  Details of the vulnerabilities are included in the below-referenced Security Bulletin.

The direct download links:

Security Bulletin: APSB15-01
Release Notes:  Flash Player® 16 AIR® 16
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:10 PM

I'm in a quandery as to getting Adobe flash to up date . It just won't happen .

I've looked on the forum posts for info . If it's there . Maybe this reply could be moved over to that thread. I would post more Help.
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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

Do you mean you want Adobe Flash Player to update automatically or when you download the above-linked exe's they won't install?
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:02 AM

NOTE: For those using Google Chrome, Flash will be automatically updated within Google Chrome when you update Google Chrome.

The same is true of Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1 if they are still doing that with the latest version.
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