Adobe Flash Player Update Version Addresses a Significant Vulnerability Issue

A recent update released by Adobe for Flash Player on November 13th, 2018 raised its version to This update is focused over fixing security gaps faced in the earlier versions.

The Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-39 has given the priority of the update as 2 which means that it addresses vulnerabilities which historically have a higher exploitation risk. A major vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and its earlier versions was resolved through this update. Its successful exploitation might result in information disclosure. The following flash versions tend to get affected:

Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime31.0.0.122 and earlier versionsWindows, macOS and Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome31.0.0.122 and earlier versionsWindows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 1131.0.0.122 and earlier versionsWindows 10 and 8.1

The updated Adobe Flash Player is given for Chrome OS, Macintosh, Windows and Linux platforms (download links can be found here). For Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft provides the latest Flash player through Windows Update.

The following priority ratings have been used to categorize the updates. Adobe recommends that the users update their installation to the latest version:

Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime31.0.0.148Windows, macOS2Flash Player Download Center

Flash Player Distribution

Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome31.0.0.148Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS2Google Chrome Releases
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 1131.0.0.148Windows 10 and 8.12Microsoft Security Advisory
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime31.0.0.148Linux3Flash Player Download Center

Updates on Google Chrome

The Chrome browser would automatically pull this update. The updates can manually be checked by typing chrome: // components in address bar.

Checking/Verifying flash player version

The flash player version that is installed can be checked from here. From there it can be checked whether the flash player is supported in the browser (in Chrome, Flash is disabled by default). The version can also be manually checked by clicking on the content that is running on flash player and selecting ‘About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player’ from the menu. If multiple browsers are being used, this check needs to be performed for each browser which has been installed in the system.


Maira Ahmed
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