Ubuntu – Flashplayer security doubts


I am an Ubuntu newbie and I installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04, 64 bit. As I noticed the Firefox is the actual version, but the Adobe Flashplayer was the 11.2 version which has, I guess, some security problems?

I was connected to the Internet for several days before I noticed that the Flashplayer is 11.2.

My question is – is there any chance of my PC being infected now? Can BIOS be infected, or if I format the HD and install Ubuntu again everything will be fine?

Best Answer

11.2 is just the major version. The actual current version is and that is a maintenance release for 11.2, released in July 2013, including the same fixes that the 11.8 major version received.

From Adobe:

Flash Player 11.2 is the last supported Flash Player version for Linux OS. Adobe will continue to provide security updates.

I'm not sure how long that will continue but they still maintain a 10.something extended support release, so we're hopefully good for a few years yet.

Ignore Mozilla Plugincheck. It doesn't know what it's talking about.