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Security Update:Microsoft Releases a Critical (out-of-band) Update to Address Flash Player Vulnerability Affecting Windows Users

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 15:59

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Microsoft Windows' Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Microsoft released a Critical ‘out-of-band’ update, MS16-128, to their October 2016 updates to address the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player affecting Windows’ users.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-128 - Critical Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3201860) at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-128.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
Adobe Flash Player for:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Exploit is available in the wild and is being used in attacks against Windows; and if exploited, it could allow an attacker to take control of your computer.

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer:


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