Adobe has released updates for Adobe Flash Player. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
The IT Security Office advises that users update.
Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Linux
Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
Security bulletin names:
APSB12-24 – Security update available for Adobe Flash Player
Released: November 6, 2012
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OIT has defined the following categories to describe the severity of security risks:
URGENT severity represents a broad threat to the entire campus community.
SEVERE severity included remote exploits and worms.
IMPORTANT severity includes virus and local exploits for commonly used services.