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November 2011 Critical Adobe Flash patches

November 15, 2011

Adobe recently released critical patches for Adobe Flash Player. These patches fix vulnerabilities that could cause your host to be infected or hacked if you view malicious Flash content. The vulnerabilities also affect Adobe AIR.

Also, if you haven't already applied this month's Windows patches, please do so as soon as possible. One of those patches fixes a critical vulnerability that could be used to take over your PC without any action on your part.

To patch Adobe Flash Player, go to:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

and upgrade your version of Flash Player to the latest version.

If you view Flash content in both Internet Explorer and another browser, such as Firefox, you will need to patch Flash Player for both types of browsers. Note: Google Chrome should automatically update itself to use the latest version of Flash.

If you are using Flash on Android or Linux, or use Adobe AIR, see:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-28.html

for update instructions.

To see which version of Flash Player you are running, visit:

http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

If you have any questions or problems applying these patches, please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to help@cs.cmu.edu.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk