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Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

I noticed today the Secunia PSI had a flag saying Flash Player had updated.  I checked Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager and sure enough, both the ActiveX and the Firefox plugin version had automatically and silently updated to 16.0.0.296.

The new version isn't listed on the Adobe site at this time of posting.

http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/

UPDATE (January 24): users who have enabled auto-update for the Flash Player desktop runtime will be receiving version 16.0.0.296 beginning on January 24. This version includes a fix for CVE-2015-0311. Adobe expects to have an update available for manual download during the week of January 26, and we are working with our distribution partners to make the update available in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 and 11.  For more information on updating Flash Player, please refer to this post.  We will continue to provide updates on this issue via the Adobe PSIRT blog.

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Thanks ~ checked Flash via Settings Manager ~ 287 still current on website.... I'll keep an eye open ~  Thanks

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

I just checked my Manage Add-ons on IE11 and it's still on 287 dated Jan 22

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Out of interest, I've always updated manually. If I leave Adobe to update automatically, does it also include the bundled software like McAfee scan as offered on the Adobe site, or does it just update the player ?

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

I didn't get any crapware.

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Krusty13:

I didn't get any crapware.

Adobe doesn't have the nerve to send you crap.  

Makes perfect sense....Krusty13 receiving 296.  He's 24 hours ahead of me.  

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

  he he.

Adobe doesn't have the nerves to send you crap.  

Who have you been talking to?

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

So far on my other machine only the ActiveX version has updated.

huwyngr:

I just checked my Manage Add-ons on IE11 and it's still on 287 dated Jan 22

Hugh,

Don't forget that with Windows 8, Flash Player is updated by Windows Update.

Edit  -  The Firefox plugin version has now updated on my other machine as well.

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

F4E:

Out of interest, I've always updated manually. If I leave Adobe to update automatically, does it also include the bundled software like McAfee scan as offered on the Adobe site, or does it just update the player ?

I would expect there to be a difference between what happens in updating Flash within IE 11, which I believe to be an arrangement between MS and Adobe, and a Flash Player set up by me.

Hugh
Kudos0

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Krusty13:

So far on my other machine only the ActiveX version has updated.

huwyngr:

I just checked my Manage Add-ons on IE11 and it's still on 287 dated Jan 22

Hugh,

Don't forget that with Windows 8, Flash Player is updated by Windows Update.

Edit  -  The Firefox plugin version has now updated on my other machine as well.

In my case I was looking at Windows 7. I may have read that it does not autoupdate with 7, only with 8, but mine doesn't seem to involve any intervention by me. 

ISC is interesting at:

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Stealth+Update+for+Flash+from+Adobe/19229/ 

Anyone seen the version number with comma separators instead of periods? Of course that could be a European version?

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hello

I just checked my add-ons and it shows it was updated to 296 like 4 hours ago. I was wondering why I saw the entry in the history logs in NS... Its the first time I had on automatic update for that. I usually don't like automatic updates except for a few things.

I'm on the other side of the world from Krusty and I guess I got the program. I'm east coast of USA.

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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hi Everyone the Adobe Flash Player downloads site has been updated. To get go here  the adobe flash player uninstaller (810kb) go here http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html#main_Download_the_Adobe_F... (link is external) NOTE scroll down this page to get this the adon free version and there are two versions one 16.0.0.296 for Firefox and one 16.0.0.296 for IE 6,7,8,9,10,11  NOTE!!! IE10 , IE11 on Windows 8.0,8.1  and chrome have there own built in updater http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html  (link is external)

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Me too, Flo:

From Manage Add-ons just now:

Name                Shockwave Flash Object
Publisher           Adobe Systems Incorporated
Status              Enabled
File date           ‎Today, ‎January ‎25, ‎2015, ‏‎2 hours ago [ actually it said 9:30AM ]
Version             16.0.0.296

So it came down about an hour after I logged on this morning.

Hugh
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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Plugin ~ .296    ActiveX ~ .287

Tried Active X installer pulled from Adobe on W8.1 ..... wouldn't install.   Told me to use WU 

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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hi bjm Same here on IE 11 Windows 8.1 most likely on Monday afternoon at 1:00pm est  through WU or on Tuesday? We will see... ALF

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hi Krusty enjoy your holiday.   ALF

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ALF60

Have your people call my people 

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ALF60:

Hi Krusty enjoy your holiday.   ALF

Thanks ALF!

I am too.   

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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

On my Windows 7 32-bit Flash Player has been updated to V.296 silent yesterday evening, no one was on the computer. I noticed this update just now.

Thank you all!

Edit:

It is normal to have NS History not to show FP update has been downloaded and is showing it has been installed? Perhaps due to silent update?

Sandro
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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

I'd suggest that users monitor the Secunia Advisories for Adobe Flash v. 16.x.  The update this morning for Secunia Advisory SA62432 (you must be registered with Secunia to log in and read the full SA) notes that Adobe Flash v. 16.0.0.296 is only a partial fix for the zero-day vulnerability CVE-2015-0311 / Adobe Advisory APSB15-01.

The full security advisory notes that "Reportedly, this vulnerability is currently exploited in limited targeted attacks." Anti-exploit software like MBAE and HitmanPro.Alert v3 are able to block the Angler Exploit Kit (EK) typically used to exploit the CVE-2015-0311 vulnerability but if I understand the update posted in the original article Malware Don't Need Coffee by security researcher Kafeine, there are apparently a few cases (e.g., adult web sites) where CVE-2015-0311 is still being exploited "in standalone mode" without this exploit kit.

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Thanks for the links Lori, good to know.

Sandro
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Could someone say something about this?

It is normal to have NS History not to show FP Update Has Been downloaded and is showing it Has Been installed? Perhaps two to silent update?

Is this normal?

Thanks,


 

Sandro
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Norton does not scan / report Windows Updates....for me. 

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

bjm, Windows Update is OK for Windows 8/+, but not on Windows 7.

Sandro
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

That's right you have W7 ~

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

No problem bjm, I hope that someone else is using Windows 7 can answer.

Sandro
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Guess, that's why I avoid Auto-Update whenever I can.... I want to see Norton work. 

Kudos0

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Sandro_cm:

No problem bjm, I hope that someone else is using Windows 7 can answer.

I thought I'd already reported that my Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium auto-updated the Flash Player in IE 11 without intervention by me. That's without using Windows Update which is on notify but do nothing.

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hello Sandro

I noticed that the parts of the new version of the flash player was picked up by Norton  Community Watch. My flash player updated on it's own for the first time on my Win 7 pro 64 bit desktop computer.

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hi, Sandro. I have IE 10 and FF35.0.1 and both updated Flash to the latest version automatically.

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hi,

I had already said here that it is self-updated. I was just wondering if it is normal not to see that it was downloaded on the NS History.

Apparently it seems that it is normal.

Thank you all.

Sandro
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Sandro_cm:

Hi,

I had already said here that it is self-updated. I was just wondering if it is normal not to see that it was downloaded on the NS History.

Apparently it seems that it is normal.

Thank you all.

I'm still running NIS v21.6, and I also do not find the FP automatic update mentioned in History, while I see it in Performance:

 

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Your Graph shows like mine, except I'm using NS that has a different UI.

Thanks for clarifying Laura.

Sandro

Sandro
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

So, if there a manual work around update for IE....mine still at .287 

I LUV M$ and I LUV Adobe

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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hi Everyone Microsoft has released the update16.0.0.296 for IE 10 and 11 on windows 8.0. and 8.1 run WU to get

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Yep, now it's there because ALF60 said so... I checked two hours ago....no update.  Now that ALF says so.  Now it's there

How do you do that

Now we need Imacri to rush through the partial fix to full fix

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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

HI bjm  Not lucky just gambeled  that Microsoft would be realeaseing the update today a Tuesday as its very unlikey the Microsoft would realese a update on any other other day of the week. Note that Microsoft realeses the updates at 1:00PM EST when they realese a update...ALF.

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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Giving away trade secrets   Tuesday after 1pm est.     Does M$ know you know. 

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Hello

I get notified by Microsoft every time there is an update given out. This afternoon I got the email and I could tell it was the one for Win 8/8,1

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

ya til quelqu'un qui parle Francais ici

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Lysenko14:

ya til quelqu'un qui parle Francais ici

Try explaining what's your problem and someone may be able to reply/help.

Google translated:

"Essayez d'expliquer quel est votre problème et quelqu'un peut être en mesure de répondre/aider"

EDIT: Or you can post on the French version of the Forums by changing the language as in this screenshot/Ou vous pouvez poster sur la version française des forums en changeant la langue comme dans cette capture d'écran (Google translated):

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bjm_:

Giving away trade secrets   Tuesday after 1pm est.     Does M$ know you know. 

ALF is WU, Adobe FP & Reader update = All in one!   ALF Forum Update™    

Sandro
Kudos0

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Lysenko14:

ya til quelqu'un qui parle Francais ici

On fass q'on peut ..... 

Hugh
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bjm_:

Now we need Imacri to rush through the partial fix to full fix

Done .  The Secunia Advisories for Adobe Flash v. 16.x now shows Adobe Flash as patched with v. 16.0.0.296 and the full report for SA62432 now references a new security bulletin APSB15-03 / CVE-2015-0311, CVE-2015-0312 released today by Adobe (27-Jan-2014).

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Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Imacri  Here are some little known facts that will help you for next time...

Denmark has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from its northern European neighbours. Did you know that Denmark has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline, that Denmark ranks number 133 on the list of world countries in terms of size, and that the highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level? Or that the average wind speed is 7.6 metres per second, which explains why Denmark is one of the world's largest exporters of wind turbines?

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Off topic much?!

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

Krusty13:

Off topic much?!

No...directly related to Secunia Permalink

Kudos0

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bjm_:
Krusty13:

Off topic much?!

No...directly related to Secunia

But nothing to do with Adobe Flash Player.

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

What's your point

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player updated again - 16.0.0.296

bjm_:

Imacri  Here are some little known facts that will help you for next time...

Denmark has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from its northern European neighbours. Did you know that Denmark has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline, that Denmark ranks number 133 on the list of world countries in terms of size, and that the highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level? Or that the average wind speed is 7.6 metres per second, which explains why Denmark is one of the world's largest exporters of wind turbines?

What has all the above got to do with Adobe Flash Player?   Nothing!

If you don't get my point then I'm not going to explain it to you, but perhaps you could carry your off-topic discussion in the Forum Clubhouse or even by PM.

Thank you.

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