This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is also available.
The details of the vulnerabilities are documented in Adobe security bulletin APSB15-06.
You can also use a signed installation package that is available from Microsoft to manually update WUA.
You can use this installation package to install the latest released versions of WUA or the latest released versions of the file.
Here we explain how you can programmatically determine whether the version of WUA that is running on the computer meets your needs, that is, whether the version is the latest or at least current enough.
You can call the IWindows Update Agent Info:: Get Info method to get current version info about WUA, but you can't determine if that version is the latest.
For more information, please see Microsoft Security Advisory 3009008.
Most customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because these updates will be downloaded and installed automatically.
It's also helpful to know what version of IE is installed on your computer so you know which tutorials to follow when you're trying to diagnose a problem, or maybe so you can communicate that version number to someone that's helping you solve a problem with IE.
If you receive a WU_E_SELFUPDATE_REQUIRED error message when you use the WUA API to perform a scan, download, or install, this error tells you that the version of WUA is out of date.
But even if you know the version of WUA is out of date, you can't use the WUA API to force a self-update.
When you have auto update enabled, your system periodically checks for new versions of Java.
When a new version is found we ask your permission to upgrade your Java installation.