Adobe Flash Player version released

Sicherheit[German]Adobe released a Flash Player update to version for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS on January 9, 2018. It is a maintenance update that includes bug fixes, security updates and new features. [Update: Details added.]


Security Bulletin APSB18-01 from Adobe Adobe states that an out-of bound CVE-2018-4871 memory error has been fixed. The error could be misused to retrieve information. Adobe quotes the update as important. The following Flash versions are affected:

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

Adobe Flash Player is available for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS platforms. If you have activated the auto-update function of the Flash-Player and installed the player separately, you should receive this update automatically. For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, Microsoft will roll it out today via Windows Update. With the Chrome Browser it should pull the update.

The download seems to be already possible at filehippo. At some download links are also listed here.

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


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. At Webroot there are direct download links.

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