Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.
Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2018-5002 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against Windows users. These attacks leverage Office documents with embedded malicious Flash Player content distributed via email.
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime||184.108.40.206 and earlier versions||Windows, macOS and Linux|
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome||220.127.116.11 and earlier versions||Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS|
|Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11||18.104.22.168 and earlier versions||Windows 10 and 8.1|
To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right- click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.
Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installation to the latest version:
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime||22.214.171.124||Windows, macOS||1
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome||126.96.36.199||Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS||1
||Google Chrome Releases|
|Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11||188.8.131.52||Windows 10 and 8.1||1
||Microsoft Security Advisory|
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime||184.108.40.206||Linux||3||Flash Player Download Center|
- Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Windows, macOS and Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 via the update mechanism within the product  or by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
- Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS.
- Adobe Flash Player installed with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10 and 8.1 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124.
- Please visit the Flash Player Help page for assistance in installing Flash Player.
 Users who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. Users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.
|Vulnerability Category||Vulnerability Impact||Severity||CVE Number|
|Type Confusion||Arbitrary Code Execution||Critical||CVE-2018-4945
|Stack-based buffer overflow
||Arbitrary Code Execution
Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:
Jihui Lu of Tencent KeenLab and
willJof Tencent PC Manager working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2018-4945)
Anonymously reported through Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2018-5000, CVE-2018-5001)
CVE-2018-5002 was independently identified and reported by the following organizations and individuals: Chenming Xu and Jason Jones of
ICEBRG, Bai Haowen, Zeng Haitao and Huang Chaowen of 360 Threat Intelligence Center of 360 Enterprise Security Group, and Yang Kang, Hu Jiang, Zhang Qing, and Jin Quan of Qihoo 360 Core Security (@360CoreSec), Tencent PC Manager (http://guanjia.qq.com/)