Adobe Updates for Flash, Reader, Encoder (May 2019)

Sicherheit[German]On 14 May 2019, Adobe released a series of critical updates for its Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader / Adobe Acrobat and Media Encoder.


Update for Flash Player

Adobe has released a maintenance and security update for Flash Player, which upgrades it to version and fixes the following bugs according to these Release Notes.

  • Internet Explorer unexpectedly quits (FP-4199000) when opening some Web sites.
  • Win10 – Increase load time from < 1 to > 30 seconds for AX control in .NET application (FP-4198953)

This update fixes a Use After Free vulnerability (CVE-2019-7837) that has been identified as critical. Adobe’s Security Bulletin APSB19-26 lists the following Flash versions as vulnerable:

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. The download links can be found in the Security Bulletin. How to check the Flash version is described in the article Update for Flash Player

Microsoft Flash Update KB4497932

Microsoft has released the update KB4497932 (Flash Player Update) for Windows Server 2019, all versions of Windows 10, Windows Server Version 1803, Windows Server 2016 Version 1709, Windows RT/RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2016 and Server 2012 R2/Windows Server 2012 as of May 14, 2019. The update can be found in the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Adobe Reader security update

Adobe has also released a security update for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat as well as the DC version.


Product Track Affected Versions Platform
Acrobat DC Continuous 2019.010.20100 and earlier versions Windows and macOS
Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 2019.010.20099 and earlier versions Windows and macOS
Acrobat 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30140 and earlier version Windows
Acrobat Reader 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30138 and earlier version Windows
Acrobat DC Classic 2015 2015.006.30495 and earlier versions Windows
Acrobat Reader DC Classic 2015 2015.006.30493 and earlier versions Windows

These updates address critical and important vulnerabilities described in Security Bulletin APSB19-18. Successful exploitation can result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Adobe has provided updates for the affected products, which can be accessed through the links in the table in Security Bulletin APSB19-18.

Adobe Media Encoder

Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Media Encoder for Windows and macOS. This update fixes a critical vulnerability in file parsing.  Successful exploitation can lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. The vulnerability is described in Security Bulletin APSB19-29 and affects Adobe Media Encoder version 13.0.2. Adobe recommends that users upgrade their installation to the latest version using the Creative Cloud Desktop application upgrade mechanism.

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