If you are using VMware, you are probably aware about that issue that caused Adobe Flash Player to crash Firefox and Internet Explorer in the Vcenter. This bug was present in Adobe Flash Player version 27.0.0.170, but now the latest Windows update comes to solve this problem. The KB4051613 update has been released and it brings Flash Player to version 27.0.0.183. If you did not have any troubles with Vcenter, or if you do not even use it, you might not need to update right away, since it appears that this is all this update offers.

In fact, the article from Knowledgebase only mentioned that “this update resolves issues in Adobe Flash Player that is installed on any supported edition of Windows”. Later Adobe revealed that they have “updated Flash Player with an important functional fix impacting Flex content and recommend those users impacted update.”

Downloading the update

This update is available for all the Windows versions that support Adobe Flash Player. However, this update was also released for some versions that are unsupported. Here is the complete list: Windows Server Version 1709, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), Windows 10 Version 1703 (Creators Update), Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 10 Version 1511, Windows 10 RTM and Windows 8.1/Windows RT 8.1.

If you have a version that is not supported, you might need to go to the Adobe site and download the latest Flash Player manually. If that is not the case, you can simply head over to Windows Update and you should see “Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4051613)”. Then, simply press the Download button and you should be done. You can also find the update on Microsoft Update Catalog.