Last updated: July 10, 2018
The Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team updated security bulletins for Adobe Flash Player in a blog post today, with four vulnerabilities patched in Flash Player. Adobe assigned them a Critical or Important severity rating. The vulnerabilities impact Windows, Mac, Linux and ChromeOS operating systems running Flash Player 22.214.171.124 (Windows, Mac) and earlier. Refer to the Affected Product Versions chart for specific product and version information for each platform. The Critical rating means “a vulnerability, which, if exploited would allow malicious native-code to execute, potentially without a user being aware.” The Important rating means, “A vulnerability, which, if exploited would compromise data security, potentially allowing access to confidential data, or could compromise processing resources in a user’s computer.”
Adobe assigned the Flash Player vulnerabilities a Priority 1 rating, except for Linux (Priority 3). Vulnerabilities categorized as Priority 1 are targeted, or have a higher risk of being targeted, by exploit(s) in the wild for a given product version and platform. Adobe recommends applying the update that resolves the vulnerabilities as soon as possible by updating to Flash Player 126.96.36.199. Refer to the Solution chart for the specific updated version for each platform.
Check your computer to see which version of Flash Player is installed. If you see a notification that your Flash Player installation is out of date, update your computer’s Flash Player installation.
Certain web browsers, such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, already have Flash Player built-in. As such, Chrome will automatically update itself when new versions of Flash Player are available. Nonetheless, it is always a good practice to check for updates yourself. You are responsible for keeping yourself safe while online.
It has been one month since Adobe last released security updates for Flash Player. On May 8, 2018, Adobe released an update that patched one critical vulnerability in Flash Player.
References for June 7, 2018, Adobe Flash Player Critical Update
Adobe Security Bulletin: Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player
Adobe PSIRT Blog Post: Security Bulletins posted
US-CERT: Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player
Thank you for visiting Tech Help Knowledgebase to learn about the four vulnerabilities patched in Flash Player June 2018 update. If you liked this article, follow us on Twitter @techhelpkb and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep in the loop.
Image Credit: Pixabay / 12019
Tech Help Knowledgebase creates how-to articles and video tutorials for common issues, and provides technical support for the categories covered by our site.