Microsoft will not update Flash Player to the Windows 8 RTM

Posted: September 10, 2012 in Vulnerability News
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Windows 80-Day vulnerability in Flash Player will not be fixed in Windows 8 to 26 October this year.

Adobe has confirmed the information that the operating system Windows 8, which is currently in beta stage of development, is vulnerable to many known vulnerabilities in Flash. These vulnerabilities are not removed before the official release of the final version of the operating system, which will be held on October 26 this year.

“We will update Flash in Windows 8 via Windows Update as necessary – reports ComputerWorld words representative Adobe. – The current version of Flash to build Windows 8 RTM has the latest updates, but it will be available in Windows Update, when it released the final version of the OS. “

Microsoft Corporation in the development of Internet Explorer 10 has introduced Flash Player in native assembly browser in Google Chrome, which is why update Flash in IE 10 can only be its producer. Dean Hachamovitch, head of IE, commented on the new feature in IE 10 as follows: “Flash Update via Windows Update, as well as IE, making security more convenient for users.”

Note that in the last month, Adobe released two security notices for Flash Player, which was eliminated eight vulnerabilities. One of these vulnerabilities – CVE-2012-1535 – is widely used by hackers in the implementation of targeted attacks.

Well, Microsoft has become the second company, which prefers to update potentially vulnerable components of the browser itself. , Google is not the first release an update for Chrome almost simultaneously with Adobe, now try to learn from her experience and Microsoft. It is possible that after the integration of third-party ActiveX component vendors browsers will influence Adobe to the latest security updates in a timely manner.

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