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Adobe Patches 7 Security Flaws with Flash Player 14.0.0.176

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

adobe-patched-headerAdobe Systems has released Flash Player 14.0.0.176 for Mac and Windows with patches for 7 security flaws in the software. According to Adobe's security bulletin (APSB14-18), the Flash Player updates address "vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system."

Affected software versions include: Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.394 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac, and Adobe AIR 14.0.0.137 and earlier versions for Android.

The vulnerabilities patched in this update are described as follows:

Users of Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 and earlier versions for Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.176 as soon as possible. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.394 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.400. Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.177 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Users of Adobe AIR 14.0.0.110 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac should update to Adobe AIR 14.0.0.178. Users of Adobe AIR 14.0.0.137 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 14.0.0.179.