Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1570 Adobe fixes 81 vulnerabilities in Acrobat, Reader, Flash
Adobe patched 81 vulnerabilities across Acrobat, Reader, and Flash on Tuesday, including a handful of critical bugs that if exploited, could allow an attacker to take control of a system.

The lion’s share of vulnerabilities – 71 in total – exist in the company’s Acrobat and Reader platforms.

According to a security bulletin published by the company on Tuesday, most of the Acrobat and Reader updates address memory corruption, use-after-free, and buffer overflow vulnerabilities – all which can lead to code execution – in the software. Two additional patches fix a bypass restriction on JavaScript API execution and a separate security bypass vulnerability that existed in the software. The update brings Acrobat DC and Reader DC to version 15.006.30243 and Acrobat XI and Reader XI to 11.0.18 on both Windows and Macintosh machines.
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