Adobe has released Version 126.96.36.199 of Adobe Flash Player. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
In particular, the update addresses CVE-2018-4878 which exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against Windows users. These attacks leverage Office documents with embedded malicious Flash content distributed via email. Also included in the update are functional fixes.
Release date: February 6, 2018
Vulnerability identifier: APSB18--03
Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
With the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates', the update will be automatic. Without that setting enabled, either install the update via the update mechanism when prompted or via the Download Center*.
*Important Note: Downloading the update from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center link includes a pre-checked option to install unnecessary extras, such as McAfee Scan Plus or Google Drive. If you use the download center, uncheck any unnecessary extras that you do not want. They are not needed for the Flash Player update.