February’s Patch Tuesday Security Bulletin Released, IE10 Also Gets A Fix

Redmond has just released the security bulletin for this month’s Patch Tuesday update, and along with 12 security updates for various software, the company is also flagging a special fix for Internet Explorer 10 Flash Player flaw.

According to the bulletin posted on TechNet (as usual), 5 of the 12 security updates are marked critical. This month’s Patch Tuesday fixes no less than 57 vulnerabilities, including two different critical bulletins for Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft is mum on the details for now, but more information will undoubtedly be available next week.

Along with the regular Patch Tuesday update cycle, the company has also prepared a specific fix for Internet Explorer 10. In a special security advisory, Microsoft has detailed the, um, details:

“In a web-based attack scenario where the user is using Internet Explorer 10 for the desktop, an attacker could host a website that contains a webpage that is used to exploit any of these vulnerabilities. In addition, compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit any of these vulnerabilities.”

This particular patch is said to fix vulnerabilities found in the Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 not only on both the x86 and x64 versions of Windows 8, but also Windows RT and Windows Server 2012. A total clean job, if ever there was any.

Worth noting is the fact that this patch is being delivered via the integrated Windows Update option, so all fixes are automatically deployed.

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