INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, go to the following Microsoft website:

https://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2755801

More Information

Known issues with this security update

  • Windows Update will not offer this security update to Windows RT-based computers until update 2808380 is installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    2808380 Windows RT-based device cannot download software updates or Windows Store apps

Resolution

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 (KB3004150)

Download the Windows8.1-KB3004150-x86.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 x64-based systems (KB3004150)

Download the Windows8.1-KB3004150-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 (KB3004150)

Download the Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x86.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 x64-based systems (KB3004150)

Download the Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 (KB3004150)

Download the Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3004150)

Download the Windows8.1-KB3004150-x64.msu package now.

Release Date: November 11, 2014

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online servicesMicrosoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Update information

Security CentralYou can manage the software and security updates that you have to deploy to the servers, desktops, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information, see the TechNet Update Management Center. The
Microsoft TechNet Security website provides more information about security in Microsoft products.

Security updates are available from
Microsoft Update and
Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the
Microsoft Download Center. You can find security updates most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update."

You can download security updates from the
Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content that is made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update. This includes security updates, drivers, and service packs. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the
Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.

Detection and deployment guidanceMicrosoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see
Microsoft Knowledge Base article 961747.

Microsoft Baseline Security AnalyzerMicrosoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) lets administrators scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and common security misconfigurations. For more information, see
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

The following table provides the MBSA detection summary for this security update.

Software

MBSA

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems

No

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for 64-bit systems

No

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

No

Note Customers who use legacy software that is not supported by the latest release of MBSA, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services should see the "Legacy Product Support" section of
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Here they will find information about how to create comprehensive security update detection by using legacy tools.

Windows Server Update ServicesWindows Server Update Services (WSUS) lets information technology administrators deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running Windows. For more information about how to deploy security updates by using Windows Server Update Services, see the following Microsoft TechNet article:

Windows Server Update Services

Systems Management ServerThe following table provides the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) detection and deployment summary for this security update.

Software

SMS 2003 with ITMU

System Center Configuration Manager

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems

No

Yes

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for 64-bit systems

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

No

Yes

Note Microsoft discontinued support for SMS 2.0 on April 12, 2011. For SMS 2003, Microsoft also discontinued support for the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) on April 12, 2011. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to
System Center Configuration Manager. For customers who remain on SMS 2003 Service Pack 3, the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) is also an option.

For SMS 2003, the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) can be used by SMS to detect security updates that are offered by
Microsoft Update and that are supported by
Windows Server Update Services. For more information, see Systems Management Server 2003. For more information about SMS scanning tools, see
Systems Management Server 2003 Software Update Scanning Tools. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2003.

System Center Configuration Manager uses WSUS 3.0 for detection of updates. For more information, see
System Center.

For detailed information, see
Microsoft Knowledge Base article 910723: Summary list of monthly detection and deployment guidance articles.

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Updates frequently write to the same files and registry settings that are required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time that is required to deploy security updates. You can streamline the testing and validating of Windows updates against installed applications by using the
Update Compatibility Evaluator components that are included in Application Compatibility Toolkit.

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and decrease application compatibility issues before you deploy Windows Vista, a Windows update, a Microsoft Security update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.



Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find more information in the "Deployment information" section.

Deployment

Information

Installing without requiring user intervention

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x86.msu /quiet

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x64.msu /quiet

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 11 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3004150-x86.msu /quiet

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 11 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3004150-x64.msu /quiet

Installing without restarting

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x86.msu /quiet /norestart

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported xx64-based editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x64.msu /quiet /norestart

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 11 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:

Windows8.1-KB3004150-x86.msu /quiet /norestart

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 11 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:

Windows8.1-KB3004150-x64.msu /quiet /norestart

More information

See the "Detection and deployment tools and guidance" subsection.

Restart requirement

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update requires a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart. To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, you should stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install the security update. For more information about why you may be prompted to restart, see
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.

Hotpatching

Not applicable

Removal information

To uninstall an update that was installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch. Or, click Control Panel, click System and Security, click View installed updates under Windows Update, and then select from the list of updates.

Registry key verification

There is no registry key to validate the presence of this update.

Inclusion in future service packs

The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.

Deployment information

Installing the updateWhen you install this security update, the installer checks whether one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

For more information about the terminology that appears in this Knowledge Base article, such as "hotfix," see
Microsoft Knowledge Base article 824684.

This security update supports the following installation switches.

Switch

Description

/?, /h, /help

Displays help about supported switches.

/quiet

Suppresses the display of status or error messages.

/norestart

When s combined with/quiet, the system is not restarted after installation even if a restart is required to complete installation.

/warnrestart:<seconds>

When it is combined with /quiet, the installer warns the user before it begins the restart.

/promptrestart

When it is combined with /quiet, the installer prompts before it begins restart.

/forcerestart

When it is combined with /quiet, the installer forcibly closes applications and begins the restart.

/log:<file name>

Enables logging to the specified file.

/extract:<destination>

Extracts the package contents to the destination folder.

/uninstall /kb:<KB number>

Uninstalls the security update.

Note For more information about the Wusa.exe installer, see the "Windows Update Stand-alone Installer" section in the TechNet article
Miscellaneous Changes in Windows 7.

Verifying that the update was appliedBecause there are several editions of Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are different, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

Verifying the file version

  1. Click Start, and then type an update file name in the Search box.

  2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click the file name, and then click Properties.

  3. On the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables that are provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article.

    Note Depending on the edition of the operating system or the programs that are installed on your system, some files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.

  4. You can also click the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date changed, with the file information tables that are provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article.

    Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update was applied. Also, in certain cases, files are renamed during installation. If the file or version information does not exist, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

  5. Finally, you can also click the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the earlier version of the file together with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)

Reference tableThe following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find more information in the "Deployment information" subsection in this section.

Deployment

Information

Installing without requiring user intervention

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:
Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x64.msu /quiet

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 11 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012 R2:

Windows8.1-KB3004150-x64.msu /quiet

Installing without restarting

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:
Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x64.msu /quiet /norestart

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 11 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012 R2:

Windows8.1-KB3004150-x64.msu /quiet /norestart

More information

See the "Detection and deployment tools and Guidance" subsection.

Restart requirement

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update requires a restart. If this behavior occurs, you receive a message that advises you to restart. To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, you should stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install the security update. For more information about why you may be prompted to restart, see
Microsoft Knowledge Base article 887012.

Hotpatching

Not applicable

Removal information

To uninstall an update that was installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch, or click Control Panel, click System and Security, click View installed updates under Windows Update, and then select from the list of updates.

Registry key verification



A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

Inclusion in future service packs

The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.

Deployment information

Installing the updateWhen you install this security update, the installer checks whether one or more of the files that are being updated on your system were previously updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

For more information about the terminology that appears in this Knowledge Base article, such as "hotfix," see
Microsoft Knowledge Base article 824684.

This security update supports the following installation switches.

Switch

Description

/?, /h, /help

Displays help about supported switches.

/quiet

Suppresses the display of status or error messages.

/norestart

When it is combined with/quiet, the system does not restart after the installation even if a restart is required to complete installation.

/warnrestart:<seconds>

When it is combined with /quiet, the installer warns the user before it begins the restart.

/promptrestart

When it is combined with /quiet, the installer prompts the user before it begins the restart.

/forcerestart

When it is combined with /quiet, the installer forcibly closes applications and begins the restart.

/log:<file name>

Enables logging to the specified file.

/extract:<destination>

Extracts the package contents to the destination folder.

/uninstall /kb:<KB number>

Uninstalls the security update.

Note For more information about the Wusa.exe installer, see "Windows Update Stand-alone Installer" in the following Microsoft TechNet article:

Miscellaneous Changes in Windows 7

Verifying that the update was appliedBecause there are several editions of Windows, the following steps may be different in your system. If they are different, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

Verifying the file version

  1. Click Start, and then type an update file name in the Start Search box.

  2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click the file name, and then click Properties.

  3. On the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables that are provided in the Knowledge Base article.

    Note Depending on the edition of the operating system or the programs that are installed in your system, some files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.

  4. You can also click the Details tab to compare information, such as file version and date changed, with the file information tables that are provided in the Knowledge Base article.

    Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update was applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information does not exist, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

  5. Finally, you can also click the Previous Versions tab, and then compare file information for the earlier version of the file with the file information for the new or updated version of the file.




The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

For Internet Explorer Flash Player for x86-based versions of Windows 8.1 (KB3004150)

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

586,994

30-Oct-2014

00:55

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.223

18,618,336

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

15.0.0.223

714,208

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

15.0.0.223

106,976

30-Oct-2014

00:55

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.223

549,856

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.223

898,528

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x86

For Internet Explorer Flash Player for x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3004150)

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

139,758

30-Oct-2014

00:55

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.223

23,878,624

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.223

606,688

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.223

573,920

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x64

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

586,994

30-Oct-2014

00:55

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.223

18,618,336

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

15.0.0.223

714,208

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

15.0.0.223

106,976

30-Oct-2014

00:55

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.223

549,856

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.223

898,528

30-Oct-2014

00:55

x86

For Internet Explorer Flash Player for x86-based versions of Windows 8 (KB3004150)

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

586,994

30-Oct-2014

00:53

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.223

18,617,792

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

15.0.0.223

713,672

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

15.0.0.223

106,432

30-Oct-2014

00:53

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.223

549,312

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.223

897,992

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x86

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

452,774

03-Oct-2014

15:59

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.189

18,048,448

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

15.0.0.189

705,480

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

15.0.0.189

104,904

03-Oct-2014

15:59

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.189

533,448

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.189

880,072

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x86

For Internet Explorer Flash Player for x64-based versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (KB3004150)

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

139,758

30-Oct-2014

00:53

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.223

23,878,080

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.223

606,144

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.223

573,376

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x64

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

137,674

03-Oct-2014

15:59

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.189

23,468,480

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.189

592,840

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.189

562,632

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x64

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

586,994

30-Oct-2014

00:53

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.223

18,617,792

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

15.0.0.223

713,672

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

15.0.0.223

106,432

30-Oct-2014

00:53

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.223

549,312

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.223

897,992

30-Oct-2014

00:53

x86

Activex.vch

Not Applicable

452,774

03-Oct-2014

15:59

Not Applicable

Flash.ocx

15.0.0.189

18,048,448

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

15.0.0.189

705,480

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

15.0.0.189

104,904

03-Oct-2014

15:59

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

15.0.0.189

533,448

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

15.0.0.189

880,072

03-Oct-2014

15:59

x86

File hash information

Package Name

Package Hash SHA1

Package Hash SHA2

Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x64.msu

4B706BCD0102D08D2AA57F9111B230BA644AC879

5C6F13133B4D2F9F7F9A4F5E4CA5E8BBD0E8E4CCE9D6180AC4B42FEA8C0B3199

Windows8-RT-KB3004150-x86.msu

88059DA2DCDD4FEDA93A233364F32239812D8BE0

8D2E2CF46011B1EC3007D1DBD2CE4AF6C68DFC39D48728B06AB0AEB8514B5F2D

Windows8.1-KB3004150-x64.msu

0F40AD4C1896A24ED84061D7E16C6BFE154C8647

BBA6D9CE62645E08300F8488D2E71389704DF2559A8A5EE3D1DFDCD901DFD448

Windows8.1-KB3004150-x86.msu

296E64848582BE70A9D69E66CFFC5461C207831F

0D515C944F366138A87D9D741EBEBF5F5C4F02EA1141310BE6B1254F93838A01

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