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Microsoft quickly issues Internet Explorer 10 patch for Adobe flaws

Follows security updates for Adobe Flash Player
Tue Oct 09 2012, 11:09
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MICROSOFT HAS ISSUED an update for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 that should remedy some problems with Adobe Flash.

The update is recommended, and Microsoft said that users should apply it as soon as possible.

"Today we released an update that addresses vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because the update will be downloaded and installed automatically," says the short note from Vishwac Sena Kannan, programme manager for Internet Explorer.

"For those manually updating, we encourage you to apply this update as quickly as possible. This update addresses the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player by updating the affected Adobe Flash binaries contained within Internet Explorer 10."

The Microsoft release follows by just hours an announcement from Adobe in which that firm issued fixes for over twenty bugs in its software.

The updates tackle vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system, and are not exclusive to Windows systems.

This is part of a programme of swifter responses from Microsoft, according to a Technet post, which will see the firm react much more quickly to published vulnerabilities and fixes.

"We remain committed to taking the appropriate actions to help protect customers and will continue to work closely with Adobe to deliver quality protections that are aligned with Adobe's update process," said Yunsun Wee, director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing. µ


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