July 23, 2015
Adobe has posted multiple security advisories and updates for its products this month:
- Adobe Flash Player: A Security Advisory (APSA15-03) was posted earlier this month regarding a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player, affecting Windows, Macintosh and Linux. Adobe did take quick steps to fix the software. The details of the updates were posted in APSA15-16. A week later, another update was released via APSA15-18. To make sure you have the latest update, go to the About Flash Player page. If using Firefox, Flash may be disabled by default. If on Windows or Macintosh, you should be running version 220.127.116.11. If using Linux, you should be running version 18.104.22.1681.
- Adobe Acrobat and Reader: Adobe Acrobat X and XI and Reader X and XI have security updates (APSA15-15) for critical vulnerabilities. The latest version for Adobe and Reader XI is 11.0.12 and for Acrobat and Reader X is 10.1.15.
- Adobe Shockwave Player: A security update was released via a security bulletin (APSA15-17) for a vulnerability in Shockwave Player version 22.214.171.124 and earlier. The latest version of the player is version 126.96.36.199, available via the Shockwave Player Download Center.
In all cases, Adobe recommends users update their software to the latest versions. Read more about the Adobe Flash Player update in the news here.
Several big Internet players are calling for the retirement of Adobe Flash. Read that story in the news here.