Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 (2755801)

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Vulnerability name/brief description Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 (2755801)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution No solution found
Vendor description Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported editions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows RT. The update addresses the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player by updating the affected Adobe Flash libraries contained within Internet Explorer 10.
SophosLabs comments SophosLabs would recommend that IT administrators look at the workaround to disable Flash content in Office to evaluate whether it can be applied via policy.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 07 Feb 2013
Affected software Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10
Windows Server 2012 Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10
Windows RT Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • February 7, 2013 - Initial analysis written

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