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Adobe Plugs 46 Security Flaws on Patch Tuesday

Adobe's security response team has pushed out a massive batch of patches to cover at least 46 vulnerabilities in a wide range of enterprise-facing software products.

As part of its scheduled Patch Tuesday release for June, Adobe warned of "critical" code execution flaws that expose both Windows and macOS users to malicious hacker attacks.

The most serious of the documented flaws affect Adobe Animate, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy and Adobe InDesign.

The San Jose, Calif.-based Adobe published multiple advisories with barebones details on the flaws and patches.  The company said it has no evidence that any of the bugs were exploited in zero-day attacks.

Here’s a summary of Adobe’s patches:

  • Adobe Animate:  This update resolves one critical vulnerability.  Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.    Affects version 22.0.5 and earlier versions on Windows and macOS.
  • Adobe Bridge:  This update addresses 12 critical and important vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution, arbitrary file system write and memory leak. Affects 12.0.1 and earlier on Windows and macOS. 
  • Adobe Illustrator:  This update resolves 17 critical, important and moderate vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution and memory leak. Affects Illustrator 2021 and 2022 on Windows and macOS platforms. 
  • Adobe InCopy: This update addresses 8  critical vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.  Affects both Windows and macOS platforms.
  • Adobe InDesign: This update addresses 7 critical vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.  Available for Windows and macOS.
  • Adobe RoboHelp Server: This hotfix resolves a “moderate” security vulnerability that allows end users with non-administrative privileges to manipulate API requests and elevate their account privileges to that of a server administrator.  Successful exploitation could lead to privilege escalation. Affected software include RHS 11 Update 3 and earlier versions on Windows. 

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. Ryan is a veteran cybersecurity strategist who has built security engagement programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and Kaspersky GReAT. He is a co-founder of Threatpost and the global SAS conference series. Ryan's past career as a security journalist included bylines at major technology publications including Ziff Davis eWEEK, CBS Interactive's ZDNet, PCMag and PC World. Ryan is a director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanaraine.