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Adobe Patches Critical Code Execution Flaws in Flash, Framemaker

Adobe on Tuesday announced the release of security updates for its Flash Player, Framemaker and Experience Manager products.

In Flash Player, for which Adobe plans on providing security updates only until the end of the year, the company patched a critical use-after-free bug that can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

A patch for this vulnerability is included in Flash Player, including for Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer.

In its Framemaker document processor, Adobe fixed three critical vulnerabilities, including two out-of-bounds write issues that allow arbitrary code execution, and a memory corruption bug that can also be exploited for code execution.

Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs and researcher Francis Provencher have been credited for reporting these vulnerabilities to Adobe.

In its Experience Manager content management solution, Adobe patched six cross-site scripting (XSS) and server-side request forgery (SSRF) flaws that have been rated important. The XSS vulnerabilities can be exploited to execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the targeted user’s browser, while the SSRF bugs can be used to obtain sensitive information.

Adobe says it has seen no evidence that these vulnerabilities have been exploited for malicious purposes and based on the priority ratings assigned by the company they are unlikely to be exploited in the near future.

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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.