[German]Adobe has released an emergency update for Flash Player on November 20, 2018, which upgrades it to version 18.104.22.168. The update is intended to close a critical vulnerability. Addendum: Microsoft released on Nov. 20, 2018, Update KB4477029 (Flash Player Update) for
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-44
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-44 rate the priority of this patch as 1 (addresses vulnerabilities, that are used). This update fixes a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player up to version 22.214.171.124.0.148 that could result in the execution of abitrary code if successfully exploited. The following Flash versions are affected.
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime||126.96.36.199 and earlier versions||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome||188.8.131.52 and earlier versions||Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS|
|Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11||184.108.40.206 and earlier versions||Windows 10 and 8.1|
Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 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 should provide the new Flash Player via Windows Update (I haven’t found anything in Microsoft’s Security Advisory yet).
Microsoft Flash-Update KB4477029
Addendum: Microsoft released on Nov. 20, 2018, Update KB4477029 (Flash Player Update) for
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 page, but note, that Flash is deactivated by default in most browsers.
f 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).