Adobe Security Bulletin

Security update available for Adobe AIR

Release date: June 16, 2016

Vulnerability identifier: APSB16-23

Priority: 3

CVE number: CVE-2016-4126

Platform: Windows


Adobe has released a security update for Adobe AIR for Windows. This update addresses a vulnerability in the directory search path used by the AIR installer that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Affected Versions

Product Affected Versions Platform
Adobe AIR Desktop Runtime and earlier Windows
  • To verify the version of Adobe AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.


Adobe categorizes this update with the following priority rating and recommends users update their installation to the newest version:

Product Updated Versions Platform Priority rating Availability
AIR Desktop Runtime Windows 3 AIR Download Center

Adobe recommends users of the AIR desktop runtime, AIR SDK and AIR SDK & Compiler update to version by visiting the AIR download center or the AIR developer center.

Vulnerability Details

This update resolves a vulnerability in the directory search path used by the Air installer that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4126).


Adobe would like to thank Alec Blance for reporting this issue and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.