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Soon after the release of Adobe Flash Player 11 stable version, Adobe has released an update of Flash Player. This update is rather a critical security update and no new features have been added to the Flash Player. Although the security updates a technical in nature and you may not be able to understand the issues fully if you are not technical. But Adobe recommends that everyone updates their Adobe Flash products to the latest ones. The following updates are available in this new version of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55.

Affected products

If you are using Flash Player 11.0.1.152 on Windows, Linux or Mac OS, then it is absolutely important for you to upgrade your Flash Player.

Vulnerabilities, fixes and upates

The following updates have been made in the new version of Flash Player 11.1.102.55:

  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2445).
  • This update resolves a heap corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2450).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2451).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2452).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2453).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2454).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2455).
  • This update resolves a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2456).
  • This update resolves a stack overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2457).
  • This update resolves a vulnerability that could lead to a cross-domain policy bypass (Internet Explorer-only) (CVE-2011-2458).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2459).
  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2460)

You can read more about this in the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB11-28

Downloading Flash Player for different platforms

You can download Flash Player from the following locations. You have to choose your platform in order to download the appropriate product:

Windows

Macintosh

Linux

PlayerGlobal (.swc)

All the links given above are full offline installer setups. So you can easily download once and install many times without downloading Flash Player again and again. Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will have automatic silent updates capability which means that you will not have to update Flash Player again manually. Just set it and forget it. So lets wait for the next stable release of Flash Player.

Update: Adobe Flash Player 11.5 has arrived. Please update.

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