Adobe Flash Player version released

Sicherheit[German]On September 11, 2018 Adobe released an update for the Flash Player, which upgrades it to the version The update closes several vulnerabilities in Flash player.


Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-31

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-31 indicates the priority of the update with 2. The changelog for Flash Player 31 and AIR 31 states that the new Flash Player release includes important bug fixes, security updates and new features. The changelog says:

Mac NPAPI Sandbox – Mozilla Firefox

Die Mac NPAPI Flash Sandbox wurde in Firefox Nightly Builds aktiviert und soll in Firefox Build 62 veröffentlicht werden. Sie wurde erstmals im April in Nightly aktiviert und wurde seitdem durch mehrere Updates und Fehlerkorrekturen verbessert. Manche Fehlerkorrekturen wurden noch nicht in die Betaversion implementiert. Deshalb empfehlen wir, bis auf Weiteres Nightly zu verwenden.

This new version of the Adobe Flash Player should be installed absolutely. The following 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

Adobe Flash Player is available for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS platforms (download links can be found on this Adobe page). For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, Microsoft provides the new Flash Player via Windows Update. has several download links within this article.

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 page, but note, that Flash is deactivated by default in most browsers.

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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