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  • Microsoft re-releases the KB 4287903 Flash zero-day patch

    Posted on June 9th, 2018 at 14:20 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Remember that Flash zero-day patch Microsoft released on June 7? You know, the really out of band patch that fixes the zero-day hole that’s so easy to exploit Adobe’s been stumbling all over itself to get everybody updated?

    Scrolling through the Microsoft Update Catalog this morning, I discovered that Microsoft has re-issued the patch, KB 4287903. No idea why. Neither that KB article, nor the Security Advisory ADV 180014 has been updated.

    Usually that just signifies a metadata change — Microsoft had to change the way the patch gets installed. But there have been problem reports attributed to the patch that — again, reportedly — go away when the patch is uninstalled.

    UPDATE: Joke’s on me. Now the Microsoft Update Catalog says all of the patches were released on June 6. Which, of course, they weren’t.

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