Release date: October 16, 2015
Vulnerability identifier: APSB15-27
Priority: See table below
CVE number: CVE-2015-7645, CVE-2015-7647, CVE-2015-7648
Platform: All Platforms
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2015-7645 is being used in limited, targeted attacks.
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime||126.96.36.199 and earlier
||Windows and Macintosh
|Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release||188.8.131.52 and earlier||Windows and Macintosh
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome||184.108.40.206 and earlier||Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS
|Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11||220.127.116.11 and earlier||Windows 10|
|Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11||18.104.22.168 and earlier||Windows 8.0 and 8.1|
|Adobe Flash Player for Linux||22.214.171.1245 and earlier||Linux|
- 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 newest version:
|Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime
||126.96.36.199||Windows and Macintosh
||1||Flash Player Download Center Flash Player Distribution|
|Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release||188.8.131.52||Windows and Macintosh
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome||184.108.40.206||Windows, Macintosh and Linux||1||Google Chrome Releases|
|Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome||220.127.116.11||Chrome OS||1||Google Chrome Releases|
|Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11||18.104.22.168||Windows 10||1||Microsoft Security Advisory|
|Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11||22.214.171.124||Windows 8.0 and 8.1
||1||Microsoft Security Advisory|
|Adobe Flash Player for Linux||126.96.36.1990||Linux||3||Flash Player Download Center|
- Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Download Center or via the update mechanism within the product when prompted .
- Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release update to version 184.108.40.206 by visiting http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html.
- Adobe recommends users of the Adobe Flash Player for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.110 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 on Windows, Macintosh and Linux, and 22.214.171.124 on Chrome OS.
- Adobe Flash Player installed with Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199.
- Adobe Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 and 11 for Windows 8.0 and 8.1 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52.
- Please visit the Flash Player Help page for assistance in installing Flash Player.
- These updates resolve type confusion vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-7645, CVE-2015-7647, CVE-2015-7648).
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:
- Peter Pi of Trend Micro for detection and analysis of the exploit (CVE-2015-7645)
- Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero for vulnerability research (CVE-2015-7645, CVE-2015-7647, CVE-2015-7648)