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Patch Tuesday: Adobe Patches 30 Acrobat, Reader Vulns

Adobe rolls out a big batch of security updates to fix at least 30 Acrobat and Reader vulnerabilities affecting Windows and macOS users.

Adobe on Tuesday rolled out a big batch of security updates for its flagship Acrobat and Reader software, patching at least 30 vulnerabilities affecting Windows and macOS installations.

The software maker documented the 30 security defects in a critical-level advisory and warned that successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution, memory leaks, security feature bypass and application denial-of-service attacks.

Adobe said affected software include Acrobat DC, Acrobat Reader DC, Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat Reader 2020.  The company described most of the bugs as memory safety issues and said it was  not aware of any exploits in the wild.

The Acrobat and Reader fixes headline a busy Patch Tuesday at Adobe. The company separately shipped an urgent update covering a trio of security vulnerabilities  in the Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source.

“Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution, privilege escalation and arbitrary file system read,” Adobe cautioned.

The Adobe PSIRT team also updated the Adobe Dimension software to cover three flaws that expose Windows and macOS users to  arbitrary code execution and memory leaks.

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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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