Microsoft Windows users who might be hoping that the coming Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 releases might bring a reprieve from the drumbeat of security patches will be disappointed to learn that Microsoft has already released a security advisory affecting both platforms – weeks before their scheduled release. Read More ..
Yunsun Wee, the Director of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group announced the availability of Security Advisory 2755801 on Friday.
According to the Advisory, which was published on Friday, Microsoft said that Flash drivers for Internet Explorer 10 contained vulnerabilities that could allow a remote attacker to use a malicious website that compromised the vulnerabilities, allowing them run malware on the at-risk system.
Even Windows 8 users who don't use IE 10 could still be vulnerable to attack, because Microsoft Office applications invoke Flash Player in IE when users click links embedded in documents, email and other mediums, Microsoft said.
It concerns security vulnerabilities in - you guessed it - Adobe's Flash Player running in IE 10 on Windows 8.