Adobe Patch Tuesday updates for September 2018 address a total of 10 vulnerabilities in Flash Player and ColdFusion, the good news is that none is severe.
The Adobe Patch Tuesday updates for September 2018 addressed an important privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2018-15967) in Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions. The successful exploitation of the flaw could lead to information disclosure.
“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address an important vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure.” reads the security advisory published by Adobe.
Version 188.8.131.52 addresses the CVE-2018-15967 flaw, the issue was rated as “important” with a priority rating of 2, which indicates that the likelihood of being exploited in attacks in the wild is very low.
The remaining nine vulnerabilities affected Adobe ColdFusion 6 of which are rated as critical (4 Deserialization of untrusted data, 1 Unrestricted file upload, and 1 issue related to the use of a component with a known vulnerability).
The security flaws impact ColdFusion 11, 2016 and 2018, and Adobe has issued update instructions for each version.
The critical flaws could be exploited for arbitrary code execution and arbitrary file overwrite, while an unrestricted file upload bug that can lead to code execution.
Other two flaws in ColdFusion have been rated “important,” an attacker could exploit them to create arbitrary folders and to obtain directory listings.
Adobe ColdFusion is also affected by a moderate severity information disclosure vulnerability that was introduced by the use of a component with a known flaw.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
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