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Adobe Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Media Encoder, Download Manager

Adobe has patched over a dozen vulnerabilities in its Creative Cloud, Media Encoder, Genuine Service, ColdFusion and Download Manager products.

Adobe has patched over a dozen vulnerabilities in its Creative Cloud, Media Encoder, Genuine Service, ColdFusion and Download Manager products.

In the Windows version of Download Manager, Adobe fixed a critical command injection issue that could lead to arbitrary code execution, the company said in an advisory.

In the Windows and macOS versions of Media Encoder, Adobe resolved two critical out-of-bounds write issues that can lead to arbitrary code execution, and an important-severity out-of-bounds read bug that can result in information disclosure.

A critical vulnerability has also been fixed in the Creative Cloud desktop app. The security hole has been described as a symlink vulnerability that can allow an attacker to write arbitrary files to the targeted system. Three other vulnerabilities found in the app, all rated important, can allow a hacker to escalate privileges on the system.

Privilege escalation flaws rated important have also been fixed in the Adobe Genuine Service for Windows and macOS. The weaknesses are caused by “insecure library loading” and “mishandling of symbolic links.”

Finally, in ColdFusion 2016 and 2018, Adobe patched two important DLL hijacking vulnerabilities that can lead to privilege escalation.

Adobe says it’s not aware of any attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities, and based on the priority ratings assigned to the bugs the company does not expect to see them being targeted by malicious actors.

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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.

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