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Google Chrome 10 Patches Adobe Flash Risk

We wrote on Wednesday about Adobe admitting Hackers were exploiting a bug in their system. Adobe is not set to release a patch for the vulnerability until next week.

Google however have decided to take faster action and have already released an updated version of Chrome 10 that includes an updated Flash Player. They have pushed the update to users running the stable and beta builds of the browser.

"This release contains an updated version of the Adobe Flash player," Jason Kersey, a Chrome program manager, said in a blog.

The browser reports that it is running Flash Player, an update to the included in the last chrome update.

Adobe has confirmed that Chrome's integrated Flash copy includes the patch for the zero-day vulnerability.

"As part of our collaboration with Google, Google receives updated builds of Flash Player for integration and testing," said Adobe spokeswoman Wiebke Lipps. "Once testing is completed for Google Chrome, the release is pushed via the Chrome auto-update mechanism."

Since April 2010, Google has included fixes for Flash Player in its updates. Chrome remains as the only browser to automatically update Flash Player with its own patch mechanism.

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