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Adobe Warns of ‘Critical’ Security Flaws in Enterprise Products

Software maker Adobe on Tuesday shipped patches to cover at least 18 serious security defects in multiple enterprise-facing products and warned that unpatched systems are at risk of remote code execution attacks.

Software maker Adobe on Tuesday shipped patches to cover at least 18 serious security defects in multiple enterprise-facing products and warned that unpatched systems are at risk of remote code execution attacks.

As part of its planned ‘Patch Tuesday’ release cycle, Adobe warned of critical vulnerabilities found and fixed in the FrameMaker document processor, the InCopy and InDesign suites, the Character Animator motion capture tool and the Adobe ColdFusion platform.

According to an advisory from Adobe, 10 of the 18 vulnerabilities were addressed in Adobe FrameMaker, the document processor used by large organizations to write and edit large or complex documents.

[ READ: Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Calls Attention to ‘Wormable’ Windows Flaw ]

“This update addresses an important and multiple critical vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution and memory leak,” Adobe warned.

The company said it was not aware of any in-the-wild exploits and urged Windows users to apply the FrameMaker fixes.              

Adobe’s InDesign software also landed in the ‘must patch’ list with at least three documented vulnerabilities that expose graphic design teams to arbitrary code execution attacks.  Adobe rates the issue as “critical” and confirms the fixes are available for both Windows and macOS users.

Adobe also fixed a trio of code execution bugs affecting the Adobe InCopy product, a critical-rated issue in the Character Animation software and a code execution security hole in Adobe ColdFusion.

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. He is a security community engagement expert who has built programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and GReAT. Ryan is a founding-director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world.

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