Adobe Flash Player KB4477029 is now available for Windows 10 October 2018 Update, April 2018 Update and older with security fixes. Adobe Flash Player’s retirement is planned for 2020 and the product will continue to receive security updates for more than one year.
Windows 10 KB4477029 or Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 is mostly about fixing security bugs. According to the support document, a critical security vulnerability has been fixed in this version of Adobe Flash Player and the users are recommended to update their devices as soon as possible.
“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user,” Adobe explains.
If the automatic updates are enabled on your PC, Windows 10 will install and patch the vulnerability in the operating system without your action. If you’re an advanced user, you can grab the patch from Microsoft’s Update Catalog website.
Adobe Flash Player KB4477029 Download Links for Windows 10
Windows 10 KB4477029 for Adobe Flash Player Direct Download Links: 64-bit and 32-bit.
It’s important to note that the above patch applies to Windows 10 version 1809, 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607 and Windows 8.1. Windows Server 2019, 2016 and 2012 will also receive this patch.
According to Microsoft’s webpage, the patch is being rolled out through Windows Update, and it will be downloaded and installed automatically.
Microsoft is deploying the patches provided by Adobe to its users as the product is directly integrated into Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Adobe Flash Player and its future
As better and modern web solutions are available, Adobe has decided to discontinue Flash Player in approximately two years.
Patching Flash Player has often been at the top of the IT community monthly agenda as new vulnerabilities are often discovered in the product.
Flash Player is still available and it’s being used by many websites. The Flash Player is still part of our browsers and operating system, which means that patching the product is important until Adobe pulls the plug on it.