Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air have both received critical updates and as of June 11, 2013 are available for download and install for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and other OS where Adobe Flash and Air are used. The updates are useful for preventing viruses, infections and crashes on your PC or mobile device. To help guide you through the process of downloading and installing the Adobe Flash Player or Adobe Air update on your PC or mobile device, be sure to check out our simple tutorial posted at the bottom of the article, or continue reading to learn more about the vulnerabilities patched in Adobe Air and Flash update.
Each month Adobe releases its latest scheduled fixes, and though the June update only sees one vulnerability patched in Adobe Air and Flash Player, it is a critical one. Google security team found the memory corruption vulnerability in Flash and Air that could allow for the execution of arbitrary code, which in turn could crash your system.
There are currently no exploits reported in the wild that are utilizing the discovered vulnerability, but left unattended it might not be long before such exploits begin appearing. We've seen any number of vulnerabilities in Adobe or Java products which have lead to serious damages from malicious code on unprotected devices.
The best way to keep your system free of viruses and prevent crashes is to keep your Adobe Flash Play and Air up-to-date.
If you are a PC users with either a Window, Mac or Linux computer and use the browsers Chrome or IE10, your flash player will be automatically updated through the browser itself. However, for all other browsers (i.e. Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc.) manual updates may be required. Please read the tutorial below for how to download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air updates.
Depending on which system you are running, here are the Adobe Flash and Air updates you will download and install:
Windows Users: Adobe Flash Player Update 11.7.700.224 , Adobe AIR Update 126.96.36.1990
Mac OS X Users: Adobe Flash Player Update 11.7.700.225
Linux Users: Adobe Flash Player Update 188.8.131.521.
Android Users: Adobe Flash Player Update 184.108.40.206, Adobe AIR Update 220.127.116.110
How to Install Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Air Update [Windows/Mac Tutorial]
1.) Visit Adobe's official website where latest version of Flash Player is available in the Adobe download center,
2.) Click on the yellow, "Download Now" button.
3.) Click "Save File" in the pop-up window
4.) Find the downloaded file on your computer and double-click on it
5.) A new pop-up window appears, click on "Install Adobe Flash Player" to begin the install process.
6.) Agree by Clicking Open.
7.) Follow the rest of the direction until install is complete.
8.) NOTE: To avoid un-wanted add-ons McAfee Security Scan uncheck the pre-checked box before downloading, or grab your OS-specific Flash download from here. Windows users who browse the Web with anything other than Internet Explorer will need to apply this patch twice, once with IE and again using the alternative browser (Firefox, Opera, e.g.).
Adobe Security Brief :Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player
Release date: June 11, 2013
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.203 and earlier versions for Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.1685 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions