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Adobe Patches 11 Flaws Across Four Products

The Patch Tuesday updates released by Adobe for August 2018 address nearly a dozen vulnerabilities in Flash Player, the Creative Cloud Desktop Application, Experience Manager, and Acrobat and Reader.

Five security holes have been fixed by the company in Flash Player, but none of them appear too serious. The company described the bugs fixed with the release of version 30.0.0.154 as “important” out-of-bounds read and security feature bypass issues that can lead to information disclosure.

One of the flaws, reported by Kai Song from Tencent, is a privilege escalation that can lead to arbitrary code execution, but its severity rating is also only “important.”

Adobe fixed two vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. Both are considered “critical” and they both allow code execution.

In the Creative Cloud Desktop Application installer for Windows, the company resolved a DLL hijacking issue that can lead to privilege escalation.

Finally, patches released by Adobe for its Experience Manager product address two cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws that can result in information disclosure, and one input validation bypass vulnerability that can allow an attacker to modify information. All of these bugs have been assigned “moderate” severity ratings.

Adobe says it’s not aware of in-the-wild exploits for any of the vulnerabilities patched with this month’s updates. The company has assigned priority ratings of “2” to a majority of the flaws, which means the company does not expect to see malicious exploitation attempts any time soon.

Last month, researchers claimed they had found a potentially serious security issue in Adobe’s internal systems, but the company downplayed the impact of the vulnerability saying it was only an XSS flaw.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.