Adobe August security updates cover’s 11 security vulnerabilities including two critical vulnerabilities with the most popular Adobe Acrobat and Reader.

With the last July, Tuesday patch Adobe released Security Updates & Fixes for 112 Vulnerabilities that Affected Multiple Adobe Products.

Adobe August Security Updates

Adobe Acrobat and Reader

The security updates cover both the Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and MacOS. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability leads to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. The Critical Vulnerability fixed with 2018.011.20058.

Vulnerability CategoryVulnerability ImpactSeverityCVE Number
Out-of-bounds writeArbitrary Code ExecutionCriticalCVE-2018-12808
Untrusted pointer dereferenceArbitrary Code ExecutionCriticalCVE-2018-12799

Adobe Experience Manager

Starting from version 6.0 Adobe Experience Manager suffers a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could result in information disclosure and input validation bypass. It was fixed with Adobe Experience Manager version 6.4.

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Adobe Flash Player

Important vulnerabilities with Flash Player 30.0.0.134 and earlier versions for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability leads to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Users are recommended to update with latest version 30.0.0.154 of Adobe Flash Player.

Vulnerability CategoryVulnerability ImpactSeverityCVE Number
Out-of-bounds readInformation DisclosureImportantCVE-2018-12824
Security bypassSecurity Mitigation BypassImportantCVE-2018-12825
Out-of-bounds readInformation DisclosureImportantCVE-2018-12826
Out-of-bounds readInformation DisclosureImportantCVE-2018-12827
Use of a component with a known vulnerabilityPrivilege EscalationImportantCVE-2018-12828

Creative Cloud Desktop

Adobe creative cloud for windows suffered insecure library loading vulnerability which may lead to privilege escalation. The Vulnerability affects 4.5.0.324 and earlier versions. The Risk can be mitigated by updating to 4.5.5.342.

Vulnerability CategoryVulnerability ImpactSeverityCVE Numbers
Insecure Library Loading (DLL hijacking)Privilege EscalationImportantCVE-2018-5003

Users are recommended to update their software installations to the latest versions, to update manually Help for Adobe security updates > Check for Updates.

US Government agencies to are asked to remove the Adobe Flash contents from websites and computers before August 1, 2019, as Adobe already announced to stop supporting Adobe Flash Media Player in 2020 and it will no longer receive updates or technical support.

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