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Adobe Joins Security Patch Tuesday Frenzy

Software maker Adobe has issued critical warnings for security vulnerabilities in multiple products running on Windows and macOS machines.

The San Jose, Calif.-based Adobe documented at least 60 security vulnerabilities in a wide range of prominent software products and warned that malicious actors could exploit these bugs for code execution, privilege escalation and denial-of-service attacks.

The company said it was not aware of in-the-wild exploitation of any of the documented vulnerabilities.

Adobe called special attention to patches available for its flagship Photoshop tool, warning that a trio of memory safety issues could be exploited for code execution or memory leaks that could be used in exploit chains.

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The Photoshop vulnerabilities -- CVE-2021-43018, CVE-2021-43020 and CVE-2021-44184 -- carry a “critical” rating and apply to Photoshop 2021 and Photoshop 2022 on Windows and macOS systems. 

A separate bulletin, rated critical, warned of at least 16 vulnerabilities in Adobe Premiere Rush. “Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution, application denial-of-service, and privilege escalation in the context of the current user,” the company said, urging Windows users to immediately apply the available fixes.

The company also patched multiple code execution issues in the Adobe Experience Manager and an arbitrary file system write bug affecting the Adobe Connect product. 

The Adobe Patch Tuesday train also dropped off security fixes for Adobe Prelude,  Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Audition.

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. He is a journalist and cybersecurity strategist with more than 20 years experience covering IT security and technology trends. Ryan has built security engagement programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and Kaspersky GReAT. He is a co-founder of Threatpost and the global SAS conference series. Ryan's career as a journalist includes bylines at major technology publications including Ziff Davis eWEEK, CBS Interactive's ZDNet, PCMag and PC World. Ryan is a director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanaraine.