Both Microsoft and Adobe have released critical security fixes to plug dangerous security holes in their products. Microsoft has published eight update bundles for 13 security vulnerabilities for Windows, as well as software that runs in the operating system. In the meantime, Adobe issued patches for holes in Adobe Acrobat, Reader and Flash Player.
The Microsoft update includes the emergency patch to cover the zero-day vulnerability the company announced earlier in the month. This patch caters to a series of flaws found in all versions of IE. Aside from this are patches for Office and a .NET fix.
In Adobe's case, the company issued a Flash fix that corrects around 6 security flaws. The update will upgrade the media player across Windows, Mac and Linux. Aside from this, another Adobe update will issue a patch that corrects at least 11 security holes in various versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.
Both companies recommend downloading the updates ASAP.