Adobe Patch Tuesday security updates for August 2019 addressed a total of 119 vulnerabilities affecting multiple products.
Adobe Patch Tuesday security updates for August 2019 addressed 119 flaws in several products, including Effects, Character Animator, Premiere Pro, Prelude, Creative Cloud, Acrobat and Reader, Experience Manager, and Photoshop products.
Most of the vulnerabilities addressed by the Adobe Patch Tuesday for August 2019 were affecting Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS
There were no critical issues in Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS, the list of vulnerabilities include Information Disclosure and Arbitrary Code Execution flaws.
“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. These updates address important vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. ” readsthe advisory.
Adobe also addressed four vulnerabilities in the Windows and macOS versions of the Creative Cloud Desktop Application, two of them rated as critical:
Insecure Inherited Permissions
Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
Arbitrary Code Execution
Adobe Patch Tuesday also patched 34 vulnerabilities in Photoshop CC for Windows and macOS, some of them rated as critical. The list of flaws include several critical out-of-bounds write, type confusion, heap overflow and command injection issues. The vulnerabilities could be exploited by attackers for arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.
The tech firm also fixed five security flaws in After Effects, Character Animation, Premiere Pro CC, Prelude CC and Experience Manager (AEM).
The good news is that the company is not aware of attacks exploiting the flaw it has fixed this month.
Adobe recommends users update their product installs to the latest versions as soon as possible.
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.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.