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Adobe Patches 22 Vulnerabilities in Bridge, Illustrator

Adobe on Tuesday announced that the latest updates for its Bridge and Illustrator products patch 22 vulnerabilities, including many that have been rated critical.

A total of 17 vulnerabilities have been fixed with the release of Adobe Bridge 10.0.4 for Windows and macOS. The critical flaws have been described as stack-based buffer overflow, heap overflow, out-of-bounds write, use-after-free, and other memory corruption issues that can lead to arbitrary code execution.

Three of the patched security holes, described as important out-of-bounds read bugs, can lead to information disclosure.

All of the vulnerabilities patched in Bridge were reported to Adobe through Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).

In Illustrator, Adobe fixed five critical memory corruption bugs that can be exploited for arbitrary code execution. Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has been credited for reporting all of these flaws.

Adobe says it has found no evidence that the vulnerabilities found in Bridge and Illustrator have been exploited in the wild, and while many have been assigned a critical severity rating, their priority rating is 3, which indicates that they are unlikely to be exploited.

Now that Flash Player is approaching end of life and it’s no longer as targeted by malicious actors, vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Acrobat and ColdFusion products are the most likely to be exploited in attacks.

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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.