Microsoft is responsible to issue a patch for this bug. However Microsoft has confirmed that it will not release a patch until Windows 8 is publicly available.
October 26, 2012 is when the operating system (OS) will be on for retail. PCs with the new OS will also be sold officially from the same date. A company spokesperson confirmed that once this happens, Microsoft will update Flash in Windows 8 via Windows Update. A significant company official stated that ''by updating Flash through Windows Update, like IE, we make security more convenient for customers."
Talking about Google Chrome, it is the first Internet browser that regularly updates Flash versions. It usually refreshes its browsers the same day when Adobe releases the patches to public. However Microsoft hasn't followed the league, and keeps Windows 8 aloof of the required fix for now. Though it definitely confirms to send updates once the OS is offered publicly.
Adobe issued two updates of Flash Player last month, however both these updates are not contained within Windows 8. At an official forum, Microsoft's representative announced that the company will not release a Flash update for Windows 8 and IE10 till late October. It was confirmed that once the OS becomes publicly available, users will start receiving Flash updates.
On the contrary, there is also news that Microsoft support engineers have been aware of the Flash issue on Windows 8 since Aug 25, 2012.