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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:

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

More Information

Known issues with this security update

  • After you install this security update, multi-byte text may appear garbled on some websites that use Adobe Flash Player. For example, the website may be using a Flash application in conjunction with JavaScript to process the text, perhaps for login functionality. When you type multi-byte text into the application, the text is corrupted.

    To resolve this issue, install update 2889543.


    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    2889543 Text is corrupted when typed into a webpage that uses Adobe Flash Player after you install security update 2880289

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

Resolution

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

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x86.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 x64-based systems (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 Preview (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x86.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 Preview x64-based systems (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 R2 Release Preview (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x86.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 x64-based systems (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2880289)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu package now.

Release Date: September 10, 2013

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

Detection and deployment tools and guidance

Security Central

Manage the software and security updates that you have to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information, see the TechNet Update Management Center. The Microsoft TechNet Security website provides additional 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 them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update."

Finally, you can download security updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content 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 guidance

Microsoft 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 Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) lets administrators scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and also 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 for 32-bit systems

No

Windows 8 for 64-bit systems

No

Windows Server 2012

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 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and then reference the "Legacy Product Support" section. Here they will find information about how to create comprehensive security update detection with legacy tools.


Windows Server Update Services

Windows 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 Windows Server Update Services TechNet article.


Systems Management Server

The following table provides the SMS detection and deployment summary for this security update.

Software

SMS 2003 with ITMU

System Center Configuration Manager

Windows 8 for 32-bit systems

No

Yes

Windows 8 for 64-bit systems

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012

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 remaining 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 about the SMS 2003 ITMU, see SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates. For more information about SMS scanning tools, see SMS 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 with 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.

Security update deployment

Windows 8 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the "Deployment information" subsection in this section.

Inclusion in future service packs

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

Deployment

Installing without requiring user intervention

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x86.msu /quiet

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported 64-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB2880289-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-KB2880289-x86.msu /quiet /norestart

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported x64-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu /quiet /norestart

Additional information

See the Detection and deployment tools and guidance subsection.

Restart requirement

Restart required?

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

HotPatching

Not applicable.

Removal information

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

Registry key verification

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

Deployment information

Installing the update

When 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 setup switches.

Supported security update 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 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 applied

Because 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.

File version verification

  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 modified, 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 may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, 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 previous version of the file together with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

Windows Server 2012 (all editions)

Reference table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment information, in this section.

Inclusion in future service packs

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

Deployment

Installing without requiring user intervention

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:
Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu /quiet

Installing without restarting

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu /quiet /norestart

Additional information

See the Detection and deployment tools and guidance subsection.

Restart requirement

Restart required?

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

HotPatching

Not applicable.

Removal information

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

Registry key verification



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

Deployment information

Installing the update

When 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 setup switches.

Supported security update 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 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 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 TechNet article, Miscellaneous Changes in Windows 7.

Verifying that the update was applied

Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are different, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

File version verification

  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 on 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 to compare information (such as file version and date modified) 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 is not present, 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 previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

FILE INFORMATION

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.


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Flash.ocx

11.8.800.168

12,188,120

05-Sep-2013

20:09

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.8.800.168

694,232

05-Sep-2013

20:09

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.8.800.168

78,296

05-Sep-2013

20:09

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.8.800.168

488,408

05-Sep-2013

20:09

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.8.800.168

819,672

05-Sep-2013

20:09

x86

Flash.ocx

11.8.800.168

12,188,120

05-Sep-2013

20:11

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.8.800.168

694,232

05-Sep-2013

20:11

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.8.800.168

78,296

05-Sep-2013

20:11

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.8.800.168

488,408

05-Sep-2013

20:11

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.8.800.168

819,672

05-Sep-2013

20:11

x86


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Flash.ocx

11.8.800.168

14,395,864

05-Sep-2013

20:09

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.8.800.168

537,560

05-Sep-2013

20:09

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.8.800.168

517,592

05-Sep-2013

20:09

x64

Flash.ocx

11.8.800.168

14,395,864

05-Sep-2013

20:11

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.8.800.168

537,560

05-Sep-2013

20:11

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.8.800.168

517,592

05-Sep-2013

20:11

x64


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Flash.ocx

11.8.800.168

12,248,056

06-Sep-2013

08:08

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.8.800.168

702,968

06-Sep-2013

08:08

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.8.800.168

111,608

06-Sep-2013

08:08

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.8.800.168

501,752

06-Sep-2013

08:08

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.8.800.168

843,768

06-Sep-2013

08:08

x86


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Flash.ocx

11.8.800.168

14,468,600

06-Sep-2013

08:08

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.8.800.168

553,464

06-Sep-2013

08:08

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.8.800.168

538,616

06-Sep-2013

08:08

x64

Flash.ocx

11.8.800.133

12,243,960

27-Aug-2013

06:48

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.8.800.133

702,968

27-Aug-2013

06:48

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.8.800.133

111,608

27-Aug-2013

06:48

Not Applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.8.800.133

501,752

27-Aug-2013

06:48

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.8.800.133

843,768

27-Aug-2013

06:48

x86


File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

Windows8.1-KB2880289-x64.msu

4DB495905251A779ED5A61564C702F7D33BFD481

DDCFF35352E7590793DFF3D28D6B599931DFBE290F402D2604158735F2FBFA53

Windows8.1-KB2880289-x64.msu

BDD6E3234145443E0B6EB808CDE38086AFF9DC38

475C0CC56A326F6B6E249634F51AD3C634420A8FEFC6F976959CF6F8EAF515AC

Windows8.1-KB2880289-x86.msu

621FE9ED31D817CC44237DBB04231AF4BCC64B1A

63E61641916ADF25A97D985A7CB3F51A81751C47CBF223240F3582490B553C56

Windows8.1-KB2880289-x86.msu

CFFE8744183BB075BE0E36ABFF7FA88836B72217

8828101E70689F4FCBC4904317AA7D1779EBDDB36ADD5AAFCF4D50066456C26D

Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x64.msu

CB3E3DF0D0E853C0058828297D726DFD4969578C

031FB37A346593E4EF8695F5E812EAC4FDCAE24F89370189D87FCB390D7727B6

Windows8-RT-KB2880289-x86.msu

50A927F345E8CF253C1230627215378D6F89EC31

633E51830DCED202F25AC4FE508F8FBEBAA6DEFFFA08ECBA0A24F45C6AE627AB


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