Adobe announces security updates a day or more after Microsoft starts providing its updates for IE 10 and IE 11. This is because the Microsoft applications have integrated flash; hence customers can’t simply install the Adobe version, they will have to wait for Microsoft to make a new one. Meanwhile, Adobe decided a few years back that it will follow Microsoft and start releasing updates on Tuesday of every month. It adds to the complexity of the Tuesday patch scheduled for every month. Recently, Adobe also released a security bulletin known as APSB15-06 that which describes the vulnerabilities of Flash. The following platforms have been supported by the Adobe update:
- Adobe Flash Player desktop users for Macintosh and Windows will soon update to Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168.
- Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release Users should update to the latest Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.1241.
- Adobe Flash Player for Linux with its users should immediately update to Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1997.
- When Adobe Flash Player is installed with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 or above, will automatically update to the latest 188.8.131.52, when it’s available.
Microsoft doesn’t release updates every month. Instead it just updates the one that was released on 2012 September. In order to reflect the latest release, Microsoft Security Advisory 2755801 has been updated to the latest version. On 15th April, 2015, Microsoft released the 3049508 update, designed for the Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 along with Internet Explorer 11 support Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1.
Windows Technical Preview and Windows Server Technical Preview also receive the latest supported update. The latest update acknowledges all the vulnerabilities and issues that were mentioned in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-06.