Microsoft will be delivering five updates on upcoming Patch Tuesday, two of which are deemed critical, which means the vulnerabilities can be exploited to allow for code execution without any user interaction.
According to FireEye, the flaw was being actively exploited to target foreign policy and defense organizations.
On Wednesday, the tech giant provided the "Fix it" solution, or temporary workaround, for the remote code execution bug.
The player has been updated to version 184.108.40.206 for Windows and Mac systems.
Between Microsoft's Patch Tuesday preview and today, two critical patches for IE and Windows were added to the lineup.
Microsoft's upcoming Patch Tuesday will bring five fixes, two of them deemed critical, and also an update that will restrict the use of certificates with MD5 hash.
Google has expanded its vulnerability reward program to include Chrome apps and extensions that were developed directly by the internet and technology company, as well as upped bounties offered for its Patch Reward Program.
Mozilla released Firefox 27 on Tuesday, including 13 patches, four of which address critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take over a targeted computer.
The security update resolves an integer underflow vulnerability, which could allow an attacker to remotely take over systems on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
iTunes 11.1.4 for Mac and Windows platforms was released last Wednesday.
Although a number of Google services went down for longer than an hour on Friday, it was the absence of Gmail that seems to have hit internet users the hardest.
Adobe released updates to Flash, AIR, Reader and Acrobat on Tuesday to address vulnerabilities that can cause crashes and allow attackers to take control of affected computers.
Oracle patch update contains fixes for 144 vulnerabilities existing across hundreds of its products, including several in Java, which recently led to millions of Yahoo visitors being exposed to malicious advertisements.
No fixes for Internet Explorer are included in the January release, but Microsoft has patched a zero-day flaw in XP and Server 2003, which had been exploited in limited attacks.
It's anticipated that one of the patches will fix a zero-day flaw affecting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users.
The Safari browser update fixes eight arbitrary code execution flaws and a bug that could allow users credentials to be disclosed.
With the update, users can employ a patch for a TIFF zero-day, which - when exploited - gives attackers the same user rights as targeted individuals.
With the monthly update, Microsoft will fix a TIFF zero-day impacting users, but not a serious Windows XP flaw under active attack.
According to the researcher who discovered the bug, Google swiftly addressed the security issue, which could leave users' passwords vulnerable to theft.
Apple released iOS 7.0.4 to address some bugs and also released a developer version of iOS 7.1, which will tackle other issues and add some new features.
On Tuesday, the company released updates for four vulnerabilities affecting its products.
The November security release contained eight bulletins for 19 unique vulnerabilities in Windows, IE and Office.
Microsoft is preparing eight fixes for next week's upcoming Nov. 12 Patch Tuesday, but an update to a recently discovered zero-day vulnerability is not one of them.
The web browser update addresses 15 bugs with 10 patches.
Content publishers running the latest WordPress platform now have one less thing to worry about.
Security group IOActive announced Thursday that vulnerabilities are still present in the national Emergency Alert System (EAS), despite a patch having been issued.
In total, the quarterly CPU brought 127 patches for vulnerabilities in Oracle products.
The fix updates Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat XI from version 11.0.04 to 11.0.05.
The October Patch Tuesday release marks the 10th anniversary for Microsoft's monthly security updates.
Patch Tuesday is coming on Oct. 8 and Microsoft users should prepare themselves for eight patches, four of them critical.