MS16-083: Security update for Adobe Flash Player: June 16, 2016

Summary

This update resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player when it's installed on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 10 Version 1511.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-083.

More Information

Important

  • All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.

  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

  • This security update applies to the Windows operating systems that are listed in the "Applies to" section in this article. If you want to install Adobe Flash Player update for an earlier version of Windows, try Adobe Flash Player Download.

Known issues in this security update

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.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see
Get security updates automatically.

Note For Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

Click the download link in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-083 that corresponds to the version of Windows that you are running.

More 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
Detection and deployment guidance for Microsoft security updates.

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.

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 8.1 for 32-bit systems

No

Yes

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
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 8.1 (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

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 11 on all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3167685-x86.msu /quiet

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 11 on all supported x64-based editions of Windows 8.1:
Windows8.1-KB3167685-x64.msu /quiet

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

Windows8.1-KB3167685-x86.msu /quiet /norestart

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

Windows8.1-KB3167685-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
Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer.

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
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.

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 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 this 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-KB3167685-x64.msu /quiet

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

Windows8.1-KB3167685-x64.msu /quiet

Installing without restarting

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported editions of Windows Server 2012:
Windows8-RT-KB3167685-x64.msu /quiet /norestart

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

Windows8.1-KB3167685-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
Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer.

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
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.

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.


Help for installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

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Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

File Information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

Windows10.0-KB3167685-x86.msu (Version 1511)

609A0B793594D97CDE7EACEB274250636070F210

71618B0E97AD1029541CEE0D643852F701645EBBFA185B4BD8C44E1C7D004998

Windows10.0-KB3167685-x64.msu (Version 1511)

00EC6619A16EF067A980133952BDA888A8331208

8B7D26188E76049598A97EDD3F345E5D4C716DF7BD6EEB136797C95E3CB71D4D

Windows10.0-KB3167685-x86.msu

E804CD8DB0FEEDB5423AABAC82740E00F4F03A4C

3E5C3995ACA120DD0798B4DBE5F92DED0E57116E1C79009DCEC4D5B7C5F44F4C

Windows10.0-KB3167685-x64.msu

7C5968A5A3AAF31BD181EAA0E09B9CD674F3AE00

AA7E75FDC2524E7D2A59F0FA890A13EBCFEABF30621FAE323C735C1A90C680D7

Windows8.1-KB3167685-x86.msu

8805ACBA6171B9D2FCB5A58B69BA1DB19736BB71

51FA8ECFE2F046786727ADD7CC35DAC12F06A15609453A5BB9A81A0F1BCC78A5

Windows8.1-KB3167685-x64.msu

A5920A1C6F5C517496DA8B9BD4537A86BCCFDCB8

61DF24865DAAD72CDAAF65B703A822A8DD18BD1C9C574124243CFB831C3A0B7F

Windows8.1-KB3167685-arm.msu

851526A9FD97E9872653EE6E391CE50FB893BA29

D13157408ABC79F6AA1F26DB73DA6EF0EA026F2B257276BBB32B12F22CAC0642

Windows8-RT-KB3167685-x64.msu

F0586BB1C91C768DA6C0C731DE706DB58D37EF5E

AD123A373B426C354392D759094025D6C03B00FD90685E8D0262C89107494057


The English (United States) version of this security update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not applicable

726,314

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

21,593,080

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

22.0.0.192

828,408

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

22.0.0.192

176,632

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

605,176

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

1,272,824

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x86

For all supported ARM-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

18,610,680

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flashplayerapp.exe

22.0.0.192

809,464

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

22.0.0.192

162,296

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

536,568

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

787,448

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not applicable

159,170

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

27,981,304

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

687,608

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

915,448

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x64

Activex.vch

Not applicable

726,314

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

21,593,080

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

22.0.0.192

828,408

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

22.0.0.192

176,632

14-Jun-2016

17:13

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

605,176

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

1,272,824

14-Jun-2016

17:13

x86

Windows 10 (version 1511) file information

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not applicable

726,314

14-Jun-2016

18:33

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

21,593,080

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

22.0.0.192

828,408

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

22.0.0.192

176,632

14-Jun-2016

18:33

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

605,176

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

1,272,824

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x86

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not applicable

159,170

14-Jun-2016

18:33

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

27,981,304

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

687,608

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

915,448

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x64

Activex.vch

Not applicable

726,314

14-Jun-2016

18:33

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

21,593,080

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

22.0.0.192

828,408

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

22.0.0.192

176,632

14-Jun-2016

18:33

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

605,176

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

1,272,824

14-Jun-2016

18:33

x86

Windows 10 file information

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not applicable

159,170

14-Jun-2016

17:32

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

27,981,304

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

687,608

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

915,448

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x64

Activex.vch

Not applicable

726,314

14-Jun-2016

17:32

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

21,593,080

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

22.0.0.192

828,408

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

22.0.0.192

176,632

14-Jun-2016

17:32

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

605,176

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

1,272,824

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x86

For all supported x86-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not applicable

726,314

14-Jun-2016

17:32

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

21,593,080

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

22.0.0.192

828,408

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

22.0.0.192

176,632

14-Jun-2016

17:32

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

605,176

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

1,272,824

14-Jun-2016

17:32

x86

Windows Server 2012 file information

For all supported x64-based versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Activex.vch

Not applicable

159,170

14-Jun-2016

17:29

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

27,980,768

14-Jun-2016

17:29

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

687,072

14-Jun-2016

17:29

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

914,912

14-Jun-2016

17:29

x64

Activex.vch

Not applicable

726,314

14-Jun-2016

17:29

Not applicable

Flash.ocx

22.0.0.192

21,592,544

14-Jun-2016

17:29

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

22.0.0.192

827,872

14-Jun-2016

17:29

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

22.0.0.192

176,096

14-Jun-2016

17:29

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

22.0.0.192

604,640

14-Jun-2016

17:29

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

22.0.0.192

1,272,288

14-Jun-2016

17:29

x86


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