Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Microsoft issues patches for Flash in Explorer and Microsoft Edge

Following Adobe's patch for 19 vulnerabilities in Flash this week – including a critical zero-day that could be exploited by attackers to take control of the affected computer – Microsoft issued its own patch to address Flash vulnerabilities that affect Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

The affected software includes Flash Player in Internet Explorer in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, and Windows 10 version 1511. Microsoft noted in its updated security advisory that the KB3132372 patch updates “Adobe Flash libraries contained within Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge.”

Earlier this month, Adobe issued 78 patches for its several Adobe products including Flash. The company's patch this week was ahead of schedule. Adobe was not scheduled to issue an update until January 16.

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