SECURITY UPDATE: Adobe Updates for Flash Player – Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Original release date: February 13, 2013 –

 “Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Flash Player to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition or take control of the affected systems.” (CERT)


As a review, Denial of Service or (DoS) is a brute force attack that can stop a machine or network service making it unavailable to the user.   It does this by overloading the machine or service with too many requests at once.

Advice:

Go to the Adobe Flash Download Center and make sure your system is updated.  Chrome users should see the following message:

Your Google Chrome browser already includes Adobe® Flash® Player built-in. Google Chrome will automatically update when new versions of Flash Player are available.

If you wish to manually trigger Chrome to update, go to the 3 bar icon on your Chrome browser in the upper right hand corner.  Click and pull down the menu. Click on “About Google Chrome”.  It should immediately begin checking for updates.   If you wish to check to make sure the update is installed, type the following in the location bar of your Chrome browser:   chrome://plugins/    and check to see that the version numbers of the Flash player match to the update.

Relevant URL(s):
<https://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-05.html>

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