update released by Adobe for Flash Player on December 5th, 2018 has dropped due to what Adobe calls a ‘critical vulnerability’.

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The Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-42 has given the priority of the update as 1 for all windows-based computer, which is the highest level – suggesting Adobe is taking this vulnerability very seriously.  A major vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player and ALL earlier versions. Adobe says the exploit could lead to ‘arbitrary code execution. So, yeah, time to update.

The following versions are affected:

Product Version Platform
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime and earlier versions Windows, macOS and Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome and earlier versions Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 and earlier versions Windows 10 and 8.1
Adobe Flash Player Installer and earlier Windows

The update to Adobe Flash Player can be found here. For Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft provides the latest Flash player through Windows Update.

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