Adobe has released a new version of Flash, 22.214.171.124, that fixes critical security issues for Flash running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, that could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Also, if you are running Windows and using both Internet Explorer *and* another web browser (i.e. Firefox, Opera or Safari), you will need to install the update twice; once using Internet Explorer and again with the other browser(s). Internet Explorer uses ActiveX for Flash, and the other browsers use a plugin.
For more information and links to software downloads, see