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Adobe Patch Tuesday: Critical Bugs in Acrobat, Reader, ColdFusion

Adobe patches 72 security bugs and calls special attention to code-execution defects in the widely deployed Acrobat and Reader software.

Adobe Acrobat vulnerability exploited

Software maker Adobe on Tuesday rolled out a massive batch of security fixes to cover critical-severity flaws in its Acrobat and Reader, ColdFusion, inDesign, inCopy and Audition products.

As part of its scheduled Patch Tuesday updates, Adobe documented 72 distinct security bugs and called special attention to code-execution defects in the widely deployed Adobe Acrobat and Reader software.

In a critical-severity bulletin, Adobe documented at least 17 Acrobat and Reader bugs that expose unpatched Windows and macOS systems to arbitrary code execution and memory leak issues. 

Adobe also issued patches for at least six distinct ColdFusion flaws that could lead to arbitrary code execution and security feature bypass. The ColdFusion issues are flagged as critical and affects versions 2023 and 2021.  

The mega-patch bundle also includes cover for five vulnerabilities in RoboHelp Server (arbitrary code execution and memory leak in the context of the current user); six documented Photoshop bugs (arbitrary code execution and memory leak); seven denial-of-service and memory leak issues in InDesign; and three documented bugs exposing Adobe Bridge users to memory leakage.

The San Jose, Calif. vendor also covered code execution issues in the Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server and the Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Adobe said it was not aware of in-the-wild exploits for any of the documented vulnerabilities.

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. He is a security community engagement expert who has built programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and GReAT. Ryan is a founding-director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world.

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