Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player

Number: AV15-087
Date: 21 September 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released security updates for Adobe Flash Player.

Assessment

Adobe has released Security Bulletin APSB15-23 to address critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Affected software versions:

- Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.232 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.232 for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player for Chrome 18.0.0.233 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 versions 18.0.0.232 and earlier for Windows 10
- Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 versions 18.0.0.232 and earlier for Windows 8.0 and 8.1
- Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.508 and earlier 11.x versions for Linux
- AIR Desktop Runtime 18.0.0.199 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- AIR SDK 18.0.0.199 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
- AIR SDK & Compiler 18.0.0.180 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
- AIR for Android 18.0.0.143 and earlier versions

CVE References: CVE-2015-5567, CVE-2015-5568, CVE-2015-5570, CVE-2015-5571, CVE-2015-5572, CVE-2015-5573, CVE-2015-5574, CVE-2015-5575, CVE-2015-5576, CVE-2015-5577, CVE-2015-5578, CVE-2015-5579, CVE-2015-5580, CVE-2015-5581, CVE-2015-5582, CVE-2015-5584, CVE-2015-5587, CVE-2015-5588, CVE-2015-6676, CVE-2015-6677, CVE-2015-6678, CVE-2015-6679, CVE-2015-6682

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.

Reference:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-23.html

Note to Readers

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