Microsoft to Patch Flash Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 Internet Explorer 10 ‘Shortly’

In an emailed statement to ZDNet, Yunsun Wee, Director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, said, “…Microsoft is working closely with Adobe to release an update for Adobe Flash in IE10 to protect our mutual customers. This update will be available shortly.”

The reason it becomes important for Microsoft to address the vulnerabilities instead of Adobe is that Redmond has decided to integrate Flash directly into Internet Explorer 10. This decision is going to pose a greater risk for IE 10 users as Adobe may have patched Flash vulnerabilities but, users of Windows 8 may not be protected as Microsoft wouldn’t release a patch until it has tested it to ensure that the patch works well with its own browser and system files.