Microsoft rolls out KB4471331 for Adobe Flash Player zero-day vulnerability

Microsoft has rolled out a new cumulative update for Windows 10 users which brings a fix for Adobe Flash Player’s zero-day vulnerability. The vulnerability was earlier identified by researchers and allowed attackers to trigger execute arbitrary code on vulnerable machines.

The update is being released to all the supported Windows 10 versions including October 2018 Update as well as to Windows 8.1. Adobe has confirmed that the vulnerability was exploited so it’s recommended to install the patch as soon as possible. Microsoft has listed out the following versions of Windows which will be getting the patch.

Applies to: Windows Server 2019, all versionsWindows 10, version 1809Windows Server version 1803Windows 10, version 1803Windows Server 2016 Version 1709Windows 10, version 1709Windows RTWindows 10, version 1703Windows Server 2016Windows 10, version 1607Windows 10Windows Server 2012 R2Windows RT 8.1Windows 8.1Windows Server 2012

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If you’re using one of the above-mentioned versions of Windows then you can head to Settings > System > Update & Security and click on Check for updates to download the patch. Alternatively, you could also download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog website. Do remember that, you can’t use the standalone package to install the patch on Windows RT 8.1.

Source: Microsoft; Via: Windows Latest

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