Flash Player Updates & Microsoft Security Updates

ADOBE

Due to recent security vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Adobe has released version 14.0.0.145 (11.2.202.394 for Linux) this week for all platforms. All operating systems on the now out-of-date versions are vulnerable and recommended to update to the latest version. Additionally because of the severity of these vulnerabilities, Apple has blocked all out-of-date Flash Player plug-ins for OS X.

From Apple: “Due to security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to Flash Player 14.0.0.145 and 13.0.0.231.”

Install or check your version of Flash Player in your browser here.

For assistance, contact the Help Desk at 617.253.1101 or helpdesk@mit.edu. You can also submit a request online.

MICROSOFT

Last week on Patch Tuesday, July 8th, Microsoft released six updates to address 29 security vulnerabilities.

Systems affected:

  • Internet Explorer (all supported versions)
  • Microsoft Windows (all supported versions)

There was also updated firmware for all Microsoft Surface tablets, labeled “System Firmware Update – 7/8/2014,” available via Windows Update, improving various hardware issues.

Read the story in the news.

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