Microsoft patches bugs in Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8
Microsoft Corporation has released a patch to fix a bug in Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8. This step is taken by the software giant to protect those Windows 8 users who use Internet Explorer 10 as the default web browsing tool. The Flash Player is embedded by Microsoft in Internet Explorer 10.
By doing so Microsoft has backed away from its earlier position in which it stated that it would not patch Flash until late October. In fact, Microsoft promised to update the media player shortly. As Flash Player is a product of Adobe, the company should be responsible for its patching. However, in this case as Flash Player is embedded by Microsoft in Internet Explorer 10, then it’s the responsibility of Microsoft to patch Flash for its Windows 8 users through Windows Update.
“Although Adobe shipped a pair of security updates in August that patched eight vulnerabilities, Windows 8 RTM, the finished code that began reaching users that same month, lacked those fixes,” stated PC World. The tech portal further states that hackers had already exploited one of the eight bugs in Flash and used it to take control of computers running Windows.
The update is for the Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 8 RTM. To know in detail about the patch, visit Microsoft Security Response Center.
News credit: PC World