Updates to fix Internet Explorer and Windows 8 Flash exploit released

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Today in a quick response to the matter, Microsoft is rolling out two security updates to resolve the security flaws on Internet Explorer. In this Windows Update the software giant is releasing two patches: The first patch 2744842 (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-063), permanently fixes the vulnerability on IE7, IE8 and Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Vista respectively.

The security hole discovered late last weekend, as we mentioned before, could allow malicious users to harm Windows machines by means of spacial design of Flash animation.

The second security update (described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2755801) is to fix the Flash exploit found on Windows 8’s IE10. This was a security issue that could cause Adobe Flash to crash, while allowing unauthorized to the computer. Even though the operating system hasn’t been released, there are already many companies and people developing software with the Release to Manufacture or RTM version — Microsoft plans to make Windows 8 available to the public on October 26th, right after the launch event the day before in New York City.

The patches are now available for Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP via Microsoft’s Windows update service.

Source Microsoft Security Bulletins and Security Advisories via The Verge

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