Adobe released a new security update for the Adobe Flash Player for all Android devices running on Android 2.0 and higher. The security patch has been released to enhance the security features of the device, although no new threat has been reported yet.
Adobe’s security advisory said that a potential hacker may try and exploit an object confusion vulnerability in the Flash Player application, which may make the app crash. After the app crashes, the hacker can take control of the device.
Users of Android smartphones and tablet devices that run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are advised to update to the Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 from the version 188.8.131.52 on their devices. In order to install the update, just go to Google Play Store, and select My Apps option. The Adobe Flash Player update will be listed there.
Users of Android smartphones that run on Android 2.0 or higher and Android tablets running Android 3.x are advised to update the Flash Player app from version 184.108.40.206 to version 220.127.116.11.
Alternatively, users may go to the Google Play Store website from their PC or Mac and install the update directly.