Tuesday February 21, 2017

Microsoft Issues Some Windows Security Patches in February after All

February’s security updates may have been delayed until March, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft from slipping out a couple of patches early: an email from the company would suggest that they are releasing certain fixes for Adobe Flash. Those must be some very serious issues, considering the fact that there have been some major vulnerabilities that have been reported recently and remain unpatched, such as those by Google Project Zero.

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While the majority of security patches won’t be released until March’s Patch Tuesday rolls around, Microsoft has taken the decision to issue some Flash patches for Edge and Internet Explorer, and these will be arriving today. Exactly what these patches resolve isn’t currently known. Microsoft emailed some of its largest customers to alert them to the forthcoming patches but went into no details beyond: Microsoft is planning to release security updates for Adobe Flash Player. These updates will be offered to the following operating systems: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016. No other security updates are scheduled for release until the next scheduled monthly update release on March 14, 2017.