Adobe, now 'married' to Microsoft, moves Flash updates to Patch Tuesday


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"Adobe on Tuesday announced that it will pair future security updates for its popular Flash Player with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday schedule.
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At the same time, Adobe issued an update that patched seven critical Flash vulnerabilities, and Microsoft shipped fixes for Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), which includes an embedded copy of Flash.
But the move to synchronize Flash Player updates with Microsoft's monthly patch schedule was the bigger news. "Starting with the next Flash Player security update, we plan to release regularly-scheduled security updates for Flash Player on 'Patch Tuesdays,'" Adobe said in a statement yesterday.
"Microsoft and Adobe are now officially married," cracked Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security, in an email reply to questions. "They started dating when they decided to share the MAPP program [and] once Microsoft agreed to embed Flash in IE10, [it was] inevitable that Adobe was going to be strong-armed into following Microsoft's patch cadence."
Under MAPP, for "Microsoft Active Protections Program," Microsoft provides select security vendors pre-patch information to give them time to craft detection signatures for upcoming exploits or malware. In July 2010, Adobe began using MAPP to deliver vulnerability information about its products to security firms.
Microsoft issues its security updates on the second Tuesday of each month, but up to now Adobe has released Flash bug fixes at irregular intervals. So far this year, Adobe has released nine Flash security updates: One in February, two in March, one each in May and June, two in August, one in October, and one in November."
 
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