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Adobe Patches Flaws in Flash Player, Experience Manager

Updates released by Adobe on Tuesday for Flash Player and Experience Manager patch several vulnerabilities classified as critical and important.

Updates released by Adobe on Tuesday for Flash Player and Experience Manager patch several vulnerabilities classified as critical and important.

Flash Player addresses a total of seven flaws which, according to the software giant, can be exploited to take control of vulnerable systems.

The security holes have been described as use-after-free and other memory corruption vulnerabilities that can lead to arbitrary code execution. A majority of the weaknesses were reported to Adobe by Jihui Lu of Tencent KeenLab, and one was discovered by Google Project Zero researchers.

The Flash Player vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2017-3068, CVE-2017-3069, CVE-2017-3070, CVE-2017-3071, CVE-2017-3072, CVE-2017-3073 and CVE-2017-3074. There is no evidence that they have been exploited in the wild.

Adobe has published a separate advisory for a flaw in the Forms feature of the Experience Manager enterprise content management solution. Versions 6.0 through 6.2 of the product are affected by an information disclosure vulnerability discovered by Ruben Reusser of and tracked as CVE-2017-3067.

The flaw is related to the abuse of the pre-population service in Experience Manager Forms.

“This issue was resolved by providing administrators with additional controls in the configuration manager to restrict the file paths and protocols used to pre-fill a form,” Adobe said in its advisory.

Adobe has released hotfixes and cumulative fix packs for each affected version. The company has found no evidence of exploitation in the wild.

The number of vulnerabilities resolved this Patch Tuesday is small compared to last month, when Adobe addressed nearly 60 vulnerabilities, including ones disclosed at this year’s Pwn2Own hacking competition.

Related: Adobe Patches 42 Flaws in Reader, Acrobat, Flash

Related: Adobe Patches Vulnerabilities in Flash, Shockwave

Related: Adobe Patches Flash Zero-Day Exploited in Targeted 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.

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