Emergency Flash Player updates fix vulnerability used in widespread attacks
Adobe Systems was forced to rush the release of a Flash Player update after an exploit for a previously unknown vulnerability was leaked on the Internet and quickly adopted by cybercriminals.
Users are advised to upgrade to the newly released Flash Player 188.8.131.52 for Windows and Mac, Flash Player 184.108.40.2061 for Linux, or Flash Player 220.127.116.112, if they’re on the extended support channel.
The Flash Player plug-in bundled with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x will be automatically updated.
The company also released version 18.104.22.168 of the AIR runtime, AIR SDK and AIR SDK & Compiler, because these products also bundle Flash Player.