Adobe Flash Player

Sicherheit[German]Adobe has released an update for the Flash Player on October 13, 2020, which raises it to version It is a bug-fix and security update which closes vulnerabilities. Microsoft also provides an update for Windows. Here is some information about this update.


Support for the Adobe Flash Player will end on December 31, 2020 (see also the blog post Adobe Flash: End-of-Live date again announced).

A security update

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB20-58 October 13, 2020, states that a critical NULL pointer dereference vulnerability (CVE-2020-9746) allowing arbitrary code execution has been found in all older versions of Flash Player prior to (Windows, macOS and Linux) and (Windows 10 and 8.1). Microsoft is therefore also updating the Flash Player for Windows. According to this page Adobe has updated the Flash Player to version

  • Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime (Windows, macOS): Flash Player Download Center, Flash Player Distribution
  • Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome (Windows, macOS, Linux, und Chrome OS): Google Chrome Releases
  • Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 10 u Windows 8.1): Microsoft Security Advisory
  • Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime (Linux): Flash Player Download Center

The Flash Player should have updated itself automatically or can also update manually in the browser.

Flash security update KB4580325 for Windows 8.1/10

On Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, the distribution of Flash security updates is handled by Microsoft. Microsoft released the security update KB4580325 for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Version 1511 on October 13, 2020. The update closes the vulnerability listed in ADV200012. Please note: .

  • All updates (regardless of security and normal updates) for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 require the installation of update KB2919355. Microsoft recommends that you install Update KB2919355 on your Windows Server 2012 R2-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows RT 8.1-based computer to receive future updates.
  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, Flash security updates are distributed through Windows Update. The direct downloads of the Adobe Flash Player updates are only available for earlier versions of Windows (Windows 7) from the Adobe Flash Player download page.

What version of Flash Player do I have?

The installed Flash version can be checked on this page. There you can see whether the Flash Player is supported in the browser (in Chrome and most other browsers Flash is now deactivated by default).


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