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Over a Dozen Code Execution Flaws Patched in Flash Player

Adobe on Tuesday released security updates that address two dozen vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Digital Editions and the Campaigns marketing tool, but none of the flaws have been exploited in the wild.

Flash Player patches 13 critical vulnerabilities that can be exploited for arbitrary code execution, including type confusion, integer overflow, use-after-free, heap buffer overflow and other memory corruption issues.

The security holes were reported to Adobe by researchers at Google Project Zero, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs and CloverSec Labs.

In the Digital Editions ebook reader Adobe fixed nine flaws with the release of version 4.5.4 for Windows, Mac and Android. The patched vulnerabilities include a critical heap-based buffer overflow that can be exploited for arbitrary code execution and several important buffer overflows that could lead to a memory leak.

A majority of the flaws were reported to Adobe by Steven Seeley of Source Incite, but the critical issue was identified by Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB.

With the release of Adobe Campaign 6.11 for Windows and Linux, the vendor patched a moderate severity security bypass flaw affecting the client console. The weakness allows an authenticated attacker to upload and execute a malicious file, which could result in read/write access to the system.

A second flaw addressed in the latest version of Campaign is a moderate severity input validation bug that can be exploited for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The vulnerabilities were reported to Adobe by researcher Léa Nuel.

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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.