Security Fixes for Internet Explorer and Flash Player
This week, Microsoft and Adobe released emergency security fixes to address zero-day vulnerabilities, or those which exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities and for which no patch has been released.
Microsoft issued a security advisory about a vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer 9 and 10. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to install malware on your machine without your knowledge or consent. The company is preparing an official patch, but has released a “FixIt” solution to protect users until the patch is ready. For more information about the vulnerability or to apply the FixIt solution, see Microsoft’s security advisory at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2934088.
Adobe released an emergency security update for Flash Player. The update addresses three vulnerabilities, one of which is being actively exploited, that could allow malicious users to access your device. For more information, see the Adobe Security Bulletin at http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-07.html. To download the latest version of Flash Player, visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer.