Microsoft is rolling out new security updates for Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10. The June 2018 Update for Adobe Flash Player is available on Windows 10 and 8.1. As always, you can download KB4074595 from Microsoft Update Catalog and manually patch the software on your computer.
You can install the patch on all versions of Windows 10 including the original RTM, and it resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. Adobe in a blog post explains that the update also addresses a critical vulnerability CVE-2018-5002 that exists in the wild and is being used in limited attacks against Windows users.
The company explains that the vulnerability could allow the attacker to leverage Office documents with embedded malicious Flash Player content distributed via email.
Adobe Flash Player KB4287903 Download Links for Windows 10
Windows 10 KB4287903 for Adobe Flash Player Direct Download Links: 64-bit and 32-bit.
Flash Player will be retired by the end of 2020
Adobe last year announced that the Flash Player will be retired in 2020. The company earlier this year also released a new version of Flash Player to address the reported security issues. The updates for Adobe Flash Player mostly include fixes for security issues.
Adobe’s Flash Player is insanely popular and is still being used by some companies and customers. The player has long been one of the most vulnerable pieces of software on Windows computers, and it certainly makes sense to retire the player.
“Over time, we’ve seen helper apps evolve to become plugins, and more recently, have seen many of these plugin capabilities get incorporated into open web standards. Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly into browsers and deprecating plugins,” Adobe said at that time.
Adobe last year also confirmed that it will work with Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and others to make the transition as smooth as possible. Adobe Flash Player is still popular and the companies still using the player are already in the process to upgrade to a better solution before 2020.
Adobe will continue releasing security fixes for the Flash Player until the companies migrate to a better solution and the platform is discontinued.