Adobe patches 'critical' vulnerabilities -- again

by Derek Kortepeter
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix vulnerabilities

Adobe has released a numerous amount of new patches for Windows and Macintosh, 81 in total, for flaws affecting Acrobat, Reader, and Flash. According to the updated security bulletin , 71 of the 81 patches are for the Acrobat and Reader products. These particular vulnerabilities are all rated “critical,” mainly because Adobe identifies them as being able to “allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” In the patch report, the vulnerabilities were grouped together based on commonality. The main groups were use-after-free vulnerabilities, heap buffer overflow vulnerabilities, memory corruption vulnerabilities, and vulnerabilities that allow bypass of Javascript API execution restrictions. All of these are truly dangerous and show why the patches are rated as critical.