Adobe Patches Platforms

Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:04 PM gHale


Adobe added its name to the ranks of companies posting security fixes with the release of patches for three of its web publishing platforms.

The company said that the update would address flaws in the ColdFusion, Flash and Shockwave media tools.

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For Flash, the update will distribute out to Windows, OS X and Linux users as well as Android mobile devices. The update will include fixes for four security vulnerabilities in the Flash platform, Adobe officials said.

Adobe said if attacked the issues would include memory corruption and overflow errors which could potentially allow an attacker to take control of and install code on the targeted system. The company did not report there were any ongoing attacks.

Shockwave, meanwhile, will receive fixes for four vulnerabilities in the Windows and OS X versions of the media player. Adobe said a successful exploit of those attacks could leave systems vulnerable to remote code execution attacks often used by malware writers to infect systems.

The company also posted a HotFix update for the ColdFusion platform. Adobe said the update, which will apply to Windows, OS X and Unix systems, will address a pair of flaws which could allow for account spoofing and elevation of privilege attacks. The update received a lower priority rating of “important” rather than a more serious “critical” patch.



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