Adobe updates Flash Player 11.3 to fix Firefox crashing problem

Adobe has released an updated version of its proprietary Flash Player 11.3 plugin to address a bug that caused Firefox 13 on Windows to crash for some users. The problem is believed to have been related to the recently introduced Protected Mode for the Windows version of Flash Player and the open source web browser; the new mode is designed to isolate the plugin from the rest of the system by running it in its own sandbox.

Following initial reports of the problem from users, Mozilla issued an update for Firefox, version 13.0.1, to fix the problem. However, some users continued to experience crashing issues when viewing Flash content with Protected Mode enabled. The new 11.3.300.262 release of the Flash Player plugin should now resolve this. According to the release notes, there is, however, a known issue that causes audio distortion when streaming some Flash content.

Existing users with the built-in background updater for Windows enabled should automatically be upgraded to the new release. Alternatively, Flash Player 11.3.300.262 is available to download from get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

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