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Four days after Google's Project Zero team disclosed an unpatched security bug in Windows, and drew rebuke from Redmond, another bug has exceeded Google's deadline and been made public.
Adobe patches nine vulnerabilities -- four of which are considered "critical" -- in order to protect against hackers who could exploit the bug to take control of an affected system.
The Redmond giant isn't exactly chipper after Google disclosed a Windows bug just two days before Microsoft planned to issue a fix.
[UPDATED 2X] A Google researcher found a privilege elevation bug in Windows. After 90 days he made it public. He gives no indication that he contacted Microsoft.
Google's Project Zero bug hunters have published details of a critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader for Windows that was patched in September.
On Tuesday, about the time that Microsoft issues its Patch Tuesday Windows updates, Adobe will release new versions of Reader and Acrobat.
Monthly update rollups for Windows are nothing new, but this month's release breaks some new ground. Alongside the normal collection of bug fixes, the August 2014 Update Rollup includes a handful of new features. Here's what you'll find.
A flaw in Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows is being exploited in the wild. Critical vulnerabilities affect all versions of Flash Player.
At least one critical vulnerability affecting supported versions of both Adobe Reader and Acrobat on both Mac and Windows will be patched next week.
[UPDATE] An emergency out-of-band update was released today for the bug in Internet Explorer being exploited in the wild. Windows XP was patched in spite of being past its service life.
[UPDATED] A vulnerability in Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux is being exploited in the wild. An update is available from Adobe (and Google and Microsoft for their browsers).
[UPDATED] A bad update caused users of many Microsoft security products, not just Security Essentials, to experience "interrupted service". The latest update fixes the problem.
The end of Windows XP support was almost as hyped as the Y2K bug, but it's hard to see any rational reasons why so many organisations stuck with an antique operating system long past its use-by date
WordPad, the free, simple word processor that comes with Windows, is not vulnerable to the zero day RTF bug affecting Word. Will Office 2003 be fixed? [Updated with Microsoft statement.]
Microsoft has not said whether WordPad, the free word processor included with Windows, is vulnerable to the zero day flaw announced yesterday in Microsoft Word.
Microsoft has addressed the 'ring after pickup' bug in the Metro-Style version of Skype for Windows 8.1, a week after remedying the issue in Skype for the Windows desktop.
Three vulnerabilities, including one being exploited in the wild, are fixed in another emergency update of the Flash Player from Adobe.
Memory corruption vulnerabilities in the Player could lead to complete system compromise. The new version is 126.96.36.199.
Microsoft issued a security alert and is investigating a report issued by FireEye Labs warning of an MS Windows/Adobe Reader local privilege escalation zero-day in the wild.
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