Microsoft forced to release Flash patch for Windows after delaying Patch Tuesday

Last week, we reported that Microsoft is delaying the Patch Tuesday update for Windows this month due to a last minute issue. Microsoft didn’t reveal what exactly was the last minute issue that prevented the company from pushing the Patch Tuesday update this month, however. And now, it seems like Microsoft had to release a fix for a critical Adobe Flash issue in Windows yesterday. The issue impacted Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2016, and even Windows 10:

Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (4010250): This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player when installed on all supported editions of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016.

Obviously, Microsoft likely wouldn’t have to release a fix like this if the company had released the Patch Tuesday this month. Unfortunately though, that wasn’t the case which is likely why the company was forced to release this critical issue. If your machine is impacted by the issue, you should see the update available in Windows Update which should install automatically, but it’ll require you to restart your machine.

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