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JonIrenicus3 Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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Secunia PSI 3.0.0.11003 finds insecure file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Flash\Flash.ocx 20.0.0.228 (IE)
It tells that secure version is 20.0.0.267 (IE).
I press "Click to update" button the Status changes to "Examining program", but after a second it becomes again "Click to update".

If I run manual installation of this update, it says that "Your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser includes the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player built-in. Windows Update will inform you when new versions of the Flash Player are available".

Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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It looks like you are running Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 If so, take no notice of any advice given by Flexera Secunia on updating Adobe Flash. Updating of the embedded Flash Player is controlled via Windows Update therefore PSI should not offer any links to update it.

Microsoft have issued the patch which, dependant on your settings, will auto update your PC or offer a manual install.

If you have Windows 7 the vendor link is here for you to install it manually.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

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taffy078 RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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Hi both.

Maurice can this be merged with https://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/15... Both refer to the same problem.

What bothers me is that on my Win 7 laptop I finally took the advice of experts who'd said to uninstall Flash because of Adobe's long history of failing to keep Flash secure. As I need Flash for my gas & electricity supplier, I created a new profile "Me (with Flash)" and uninstalled Flash from the other profiles, in line with the advice.

PSI has picked up that My Flash is vulnerable. Microsoft have confirmed that the Flash that they have integrated with Internet Explorer in Win 10 is the same as the stand-alone program, or perhaps I should 'get with it' and call it an App.

So, next Actions required perhaps are these:
(1) Which Flash has PSI spotted, where is it and which version is it?
(2) What made PSI say it was vulnerable?
(3) Anthony, in the other thread, says he hasn't had an update alert. I'll check which version he said he has - is it different to mine?
(4) I'll ask the Secunia team whether PSI is able to check the integrated IE/Flash program in Win10. I imagine that it can - after all, Win 10 has been out quite a long time now.

JonIrenicus3 - this is your thread, not mine. Do you agree the two threads should be merged?


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taffy078 RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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Here's the Flash that PSI found:

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\Flash.ocx, version 20.0.0.228 (IE)

Latest Version - patching one or more vulnerabilities: 20.0.0.267 (IE)

My IE programs are C:\Program Files(x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe, version 11.0.10586.20 and the 64-bit is C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe, version 11.0.10586.20

I haven't found a "new, integrated IE& Flash program for Win10 so how can I/you check that the Flash component is the latest, safe version?

I presume that this is why PSI rated it as Vulnerable: https://secunia.com/advisories/63454/ but I'm now way over my knowledge limit.

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JonIrenicus3 RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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on 30th Dec, 2015 09:21, taffy078 wrote:
JonIrenicus3 - this is your thread, not mine. Do you agree the two threads should be merged?

I don't mind.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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A merge feature is not available between threads. All I can do is cut & paste from one to the other.

That will take a fair amount of my time and no one has convinced me that the two threads are remotely connected until such time as the originator responds with more information.

If you use Windows 10 or a variant of Windows 8 then Microsoft are responsible for updating the embedded Flash Active X component in IE and Edge (Windows 10 only)via Windows Update.

In the UK Microsoft issued the latest patch to Windows Update at 1800 hours GMT yesterday ready for updating automatically or manually as desired by the user. No reboot is/was necessary for Windows to be updated.

Checking Windows Update log will verify if it is installed or use the readily available tool from Adobe.

If you want PSI to show the correct status of Flash then you must reboot and run a full PSI scan.

JonIrenicus3

Are you now fixed up with Flash showing as Up to Date?

If not confirm which OS are you using?

If a Windows 8 variant or Windows 10 has Windows Update offered the patch to you? Is it installed or waiting execution?

If installed have you rebooted and run a full PSI scan?

If PSI continues to state your PC is vulnerable what path does it give you to the problem?

If using Windows 8 or 10 and you have incorrectly tried to update Flash using a third party like Flexera Secunia please publish the hyperlink to the installer used.






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JonIrenicus3 RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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I have Windows 10 x64. There was no updates through MS update, but I have used uninstall util from Adobe and remove Flash Player ActiveX, then I could install a new version.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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These should help you test you Flash Player in IE and Edge:

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-play...

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-play...


I am amazed that Windows Update has not offered you KB3132372 in your language - the detail is here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3132372

Note the Microsoft caveat that updating Flash on Windows 10 is via Windows Update only so by manually tinkering you may well have scored "an own goal".

I would check your Windows update is working correctly, confirm whether KB3132372 is installed correctly or contact Microsoft for assistance.

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JonIrenicus3 RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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Hahaha, this update has arrived only a couple of hours ago... They are too late :)
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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Are you suggesting you have now updated and the problem is resolved?

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JonIrenicus3 RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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Yes. Thank you!
You can mark with topic as solved.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 20.x (ActiveX) could not be updated
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Excellent news. Happy New Year.

I have locked the thread as advised.

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