Adobe Flash Player: Update Version

Sicherheit[German]Adobe released an update for the Flash Player on August 14, 2018, which upgrades it to version The update closes five vulnerabilities, some are critical.


Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-25

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-25 indicates the priority of the update with 2. The update closes five vulnerabilities and should be installed immediately. The following, older Flash versions are affected.

Product Version Platform
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime and earlier versions Windows, macOS, Linux
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 KB4343902

Adobe Flash Player is available for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS (the downloads may be found on this Adobe page). For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Microsoft provides Update KB4343902 via Windows Update.

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.

Flash-Version in Google Chrome

Which Flash Player version is installed?

The installed Flash version can be checked on this Adobe website (for Firefox use this page), 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. 


Flash Player

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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