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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

  • 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 (KB2898108)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2898108-x86.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 x64-based systems (KB2898108)

Download Download the Windows8.1-KB2898108-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 (KB2898108)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2898108-x86.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 x64-based systems (KB2898108)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2898108-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2898108)

Download Download the Windows8.1-KB2898108-x64.msu package now.

Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 (KB2898108)

Download Download the Windows8-RT-KB2898108-x64.msu package now.

Release Date: November 12, 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

You can 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 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 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 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 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 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 following Microsoft TechNet article:

Windows Server Update Services

Systems Management Server

The 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 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 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 32-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB2898108-x86.msu /quiet

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported 64-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB2898108-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-KB2898108-x86.msu /quiet /norestart

For Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported x64-bit editions of Windows 8:
Windows8-RT-KB2898108-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 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 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 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 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 earlier 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 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-KB2898108-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-KB2898108-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 update

When 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 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 following Microsoft 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 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 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 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 then compare file information for the earlier 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

11.9.900.152

12,199,416

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.9.900.152

693,240

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.9.900.152

105,464

05-Nov-2013

23:31

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

505,336

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

842,744

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x86


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Flash.ocx

11.9.900.152

14,417,912

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

561,656

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

543,224

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x64

Flash.ocx

11.9.900.152

12,199,416

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.9.900.152

693,240

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.9.900.152

105,464

05-Nov-2013

23:31

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

505,336

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

842,744

05-Nov-2013

23:31

x86


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Flash.ocx

11.9.900.152

12,252,120

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.9.900.152

694,232

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.9.900.152

78,296

05-Nov-2013

22:58

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

496,088

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

834,520

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x86

Flash.ocx

11.9.900.152

12,252,120

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.9.900.152

694,232

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.9.900.152

78,296

05-Nov-2013

22:49

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

496,088

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

834,520

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x86


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Flash.ocx

11.9.900.152

14,464,472

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

546,776

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

527,320

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x64

Flash.ocx

11.9.900.152

14,464,472

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x64

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

546,776

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x64

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

527,320

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x64

Flash.ocx

11.9.900.152

12,252,120

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.9.900.152

694,232

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.9.900.152

78,296

05-Nov-2013

22:58

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

496,088

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

834,520

05-Nov-2013

22:58

x86

Flash.ocx

11.9.900.152

12,252,120

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x86

Flashplayerapp.exe

11.9.900.152

694,232

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x86

Flashplayercplapp.cpl

11.9.900.152

78,296

05-Nov-2013

22:49

Not applicable

Flashutil_activex.dll

11.9.900.152

496,088

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x86

Flashutil_activex.exe

11.9.900.152

834,520

05-Nov-2013

22:49

x86


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