Posted by: kurtsh | November 11, 2012

INFO: Flash Plug-in in Windows 8/RT… now managed by Windows Update

Did you know that Microsoft has produced and is proactively patching the Flash Plug-in in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8/RT?  Yup.  That’s one less thing to have to worry about if you deploy Windows 8.

image

I think it’s lost on some people that the Flash plug-in that comes with IE 10 is a MICROSOFT-MANAGED PRODUCT.  It’s proactively patched & maintained as part of the Windows operating system through Windows Update as you can see from the above snapshot from on one of my Windows 8 PCs.

And it’s good thing too:  If you’ve seen Kaspersky’s latest list of “Top 10 vulnerabilities”, you’ll see a familiar name shows up several times:

  1. Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities: DoS-attack (Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges) and Cross-Site Scripting (Gain access to sensitive data). Highly Critical.
  2. Oracle Java Three Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Extremely Critical.
  3. Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Gain access to sensitive data. Highly Critical.
  4. Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Bypass security systems. Highly Critical.
  5. Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Extremely Critical.
  6. Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Highly Critical.
  7. Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Highly Critical.
  8. Winamp AVI / IT File Processing Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Highly Critical.
  9. Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Highly Critical.
  10. Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities: Gain access to a system and execute arbitrary code with local user privileges. Bypass security systems. Gain access to sensitive data. Extremely Critical.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: