Adobe Flash Update 27.0.0.159 (October 2017)

Sicherheit[German]Adobe released a security update for Flash Player on October 10, 2017. Here are some (unofficial) information about the Adobe Flash Player update. Addendum: This month Flash update just fixes a bug, no vulnerabilities has been fixed.


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Adobe Flash Update 27.0.0.159

Adobe hasn’t published (yet) a Security Bulletin (APSB17-28 is for September 2017, the same applies to the release notes). The following flash versions are not vulnerable:

Product Version Platform
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 27.0.0.130
and earlier
Windows, Macintosh and Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 27.0.0.130 and earlier Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 27.0.0.130 and earlier Windows 10 and 8.1

Addendum: Adobe has released finally a bulletin APSB17-31. This bulletin says, that only a functional bug has been fixed. The updates to version 27.0.0.0.159 are available from Adobe. If you have installed the Flash Player yourself and activated its auto-update, you should receive the update automatically.

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, no updated Flash Player has been be distributed by Microsoft as an update on October 10, 2017. Also in Google Chrome the Flash Player hasn’t been updated by the browser. The manual update only affects users who have installed Flash manually (e. g. under Windows 7 or Linux or Mac OS) and where the auto-update does not work.

Which Flash Player version do I have?

The installed Flash version can be queried on this Adobe web site. There you can see if the Flash-Player is supported in the browser, which version is used and which version is available for the update at Adobe.

Flash-Player Update-Seite

If you update the Flash Player via the above Adobe page, make sure that the PUPs offered (McAfee Security Scan Plus and True Key from Intel) are not installed with the software. The direct download links for the Flash-Player can be found at ComputerBase and neowin.net.

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