The version of the Adobe Flash plugin that's bundled with Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 is out of date, leaving users susceptible to exploitation. Last week, Microsoft said that it wouldn't be shipping a patch until around October 26th, when the operating system is given its full public release. ZDNet is now reporting that the company has relented, and will be patching sooner than that.
Yunsun Wee, Director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, said that "Microsoft is working closely with Adobe to release an update for Adobe Flash in IE10" and that this update "will be available shortly."
Although Windows 8 is not yet available through retail outlets, it is already in the hands of volume license customers for testing and deployment. These early users were facing a month and a half without patches. That window of vulnerability should now be much shorter.
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