Windows/Mac/Linux: Adobe Flash Player Security Updates APSB14-18

SUMMARY: Windows/Mac/Linux: Adobe Flash Player Security Updates APSB14-18
POSTED ON: 08/13/2014
REPORTER: Jocelyn E Kasamoto (jocelyn)
START TIME: Aug 13 02:52 PM
END TIME: Sep 12 02:53 PM
DESCRIPTION: Adobe released security updates (APSB14-18) on August 12, 2014, for Adobe Flash Player which fixes six critical vulnerabilities, rated "priority 1" (may have been used in targeted exploits). [1]

The Flash Player security updates are for Windows, OS X and Linux.

Please update your Adobe Flash Player to the recommended version as soon as possible.

You must update Adobe Flash Player for each web browser that is installed on your system, eg. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, etc.

Affected Software ==> Recommended Flash Player Update

Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 and earlier (Windows)
==> Flash Player 14.0.0.176 (Internet Explorer)
==> Flash Player 14.0.0.177 (Chrome)
==> Flash Player 14.0.0.179 (Firefox)
Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 and earlier (Mac)
==> Flash Player 14.0.0.176 (Firefox, Safari)
==> Flash Player 14.0.0.177 (Chrome)
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.394 and earlier (Linux) ==> Flash Player 11.2.202.400

Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.177 (Windows, Mac, Linux).

Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10/11 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10/11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.176 for Windows 8.0/8.1. [2]

Which Version of Adobe Flash Player am I running?
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/

To Install Adobe Flash Player Update (Firefox):
1. Close all applications.
2. Ensure that you are logged in with an administrator account.
3. You may need to temporarily disable your anti-virus program.
4. Open your web browser to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
5. UNCHECK "Free McAfee Security Scan Plus", "Free Google Toolbar" or "Google Chrome".
6. Click "Install Now" button.
7. Save file to your hard drive. Double click on file to run it.
8. Click Install button.
9. Follow instructions on the screen.
10. When the installation is complete, open web browser to http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ to confirm the version of Adobe Flash Player that you are running. You may need to restart your browser.

For More Information

[1] http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-18.html
[2] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2755801

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