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New security updates for Firefox and Adobe

Priority Level: 
High
15 June 2017

Both Adobe and Mozilla have released security updates that address critical vulnerabilities today. These updates address vulnerabilities in Firefox, Flash Player, Shockwave Player, Captivate and Digital Editions.

What to do now

If you use Firefox, Flash Player, Shockwave Player, Captivate or Digital Editions, install updates now. You can find details on these releases and the associated updates using the links below:

Details

The Firefox updates address a number of vulnerabilities rated by Mozilla as critical, and could be exploited by a remote attacker to run code on an affected system.

  • Firefox checks for and installs updates automatically by default. However, for further information, Mozilla has instructions on how to install updates for Firefox.

The Adobe updates for Flash, Shockwave and Digital Editions also all address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to control the affected system.

  • The latest versions of Adobe products either download and install updates automatically when required, or will prompt you to install updates when they become available. If you are uncertain as to whether your version uses automatic updating, visit Adobe support.

Staying safe

Stay Smart Online recommends, whenever possible, choosing to automatically apply security updates when they become available. Automatic updates minimise the risk of delaying or forgetting to update your software, and limit the chance of attackers gaining access to your computer and sensitive personal and financial data.

More information

Visit Stay Smart Online for more information on automating and installing software updates .

The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.