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Patch Tuesday: Critical Flaws in ColdFusion, Adobe Commerce

Software maker Adobe on Tuesday released security patches for 29 documented vulnerabilities across multiple enterprise-facing products and warned that hackers could exploit these bugs to take complete control of vulnerable machines.

Software maker Adobe on Tuesday released security patches for 29 documented vulnerabilities across multiple enterprise-facing products and warned that hackers could exploit these bugs to take complete control of vulnerable machines.

As part of its scheduled Patch Tuesday release cycle, Adobe warned the vulnerabilities could expose both Windows and macOS users to arbitrary code execution, arbitrary file system write, security feature bypass and privilege escalation attacks.

The most urgent of the patches cover security defects in ColdFusion versions 2021 and 2018.  According to an Adobe critical-rated advisory, a total of 13 ColdFusion flaws were fixed, including some carrying a CVSS 9.8/10 severity rating.

Adobe’s security response team also shipped a high-priority patch for the Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source software with a warning that a critical-level bug could expose users to arbitrary code execution attacks.

[ READ: Fortinet Confirms Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited in One Attack ]

The Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source flaw — CVE-2022-35698 — is described as a cross-site scripting (stored XSS) bug with a CVSS 10/10 severity rating.

The company also addressed nine documented bugs in the Adobe Dimension product and warned that both Windows and macOS users are at risk of code execution and memory leak attacks. The Adobe Dimension bulletin carries the maximum critical-level severity rating. 

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Adobe also released patches to cover a half-dozen flaws affecting the widely deployed Adobe Acrobat and Reader software. 

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. 

“These updates address important-rated vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to application denial-of-service and memory leak,” Adobe said.

The company said it was not aware of any in-the-wild attacks exploiting any of the documented vulnerabilities.

Related: Fortinet Confirms Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited in One Attack

Related: Microsoft Dismisses False Reports About End of Patch Tuesday

Related: Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Calls Attention to ‘Wormable’ Windows Flaw

Written By

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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