Adobe has posted an emergency security bulletin recommending that users update their Flash Players immediately, citing that a failure to update will leave systems open to potential attacks. According to officials at Adobe, “this vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.”
Users of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems are advised to install the update, although Linux users are less likely to be targeted by hackers. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to get the latest version of Flash for your particular operating system.
Here’s a breakdown of the recommended updates:
Users of Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 and earlier versions for Mac and Windows should update to version 18.104.22.168
Users of Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.1245 and earlier versions for Linux should update to version 126.96.36.1996
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Chrome version, which includes version 184.108.40.206 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux
Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest IE 10 version, which includes Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 for Windows 8.0
Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 installed with Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated to the latest IE 11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 for Windows 8.1
Flash updates for all operating systems can be found, here.