[German]Adobe released an update for the Flash Player on July 10, 2018, which upgrades it to version 188.8.131.52. The update closes two vulnerabilities, one of which is critical.
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-24
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-24 indicates the priority of the update with 2. The update closes two vulnerabilities:
- CVE-2018-5007: The Type Confusion vulnerability classified as critical and allows code execution.
- CVE-2018-5008: An out-of-bounds read vulnerability allows information retrieval and has been identified as important.
These vulnerabilities should be resolved by updating the Adobe Flash Player.
Adobes Flash Player Version 184.108.40.206
Adobe Flash Player version 220.127.116.11 is provided for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS platforms. The following, older Flash versions are affected.
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime||18.104.22.168 and earlier versions||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome||22.214.171.124 and earlier versions||Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS|
|Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11||126.96.36.199 and earlier versions||Windows 10 and 8.1|
Check for update in Google Chrome
Chrome Browser browser should automatically install the update. You can also check for updates manually by typing chrome://components in the browser's address bar.
Which Flash Player version is installed?
The installed Flash version can be checked on this Adobe website., but note, that Flash is deactivated by default in most browsers. The page says also, which Flash version is available at Adobe for the update.
If you upgrade Flash Player from this Adobe website, make sure you do not install the optional offerings (McAfee Security Scan Plus and True Key from Intel).
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