Adobe has issued a critical software update for its Flash Player software that fixes at least a dozen security vulnerabilities in the widely-used program. Updates are available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris and Android versions of Flash and Adobe Air.
The update fixes flaws present in Flash Player versions 188.8.131.52 and earlier for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris systems, and in Flash 184.108.40.206 and earlier for Android. The vulnerabilities are rated critical, meaning they could give hacked or malicious Web sites an easy way to install software on your machine.
Adobe’s advisory says users of Flash version 220.127.116.11 and earlier should update to v. 18.104.22.168; those using Flash v. 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Android should update to Flash Player 126.96.36.199. Users of AIR 3.0 for Windows, Macintosh, and Android should update to AIR v. 188.8.131.5280. The company says it is not aware of any active attacks against these flaws at this time.