Adobe fixes critical and important flaws in Flash Player and Experience Manager

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2017

Adobe has issued security updates to address critical and important security vulnerabilities in Flash Player and Experience Manager.

The last Flash Player release addresses seven vulnerabilities that can be exploited to take over vulnerable systems.

According to the security advisory published by Adobe, the vulnerabilities include a use-after-free and other memory corruption flaws that can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code.

“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. ” reads the security advisory.

“These updates resolve a use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2017-3071). 

These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2017-3068, CVE-2017-3069, CVE-2017-3070, CVE-2017-3072, CVE-2017-3073, CVE-2017-3074).”

The company acknowledged Jihui Lu of Tencent KeenLab and Mateusz Jurczyk and Natalie Silvanovich of Google Project Zero for reporting the vulnerabilities.

Lu reported the following flaws:

CVE-2017-3069, CVE-2017-3070, CVE-2017-3071, CVE-2017-3072, CVE-2017-3073, CVE-2017-3074;

Jurczyk and Silvanovich reported the CVE-2017-3068 vulnerability.

According to Adobe, the vulnerabilities have not been exploited by threat actors in the wild.

Adobe Flash Player

A separate security advisory published by Adobe addresses an important information disclosure vulnerability in the Adobe Experience Manager Forms tracked as CVE-2017-3067.

“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Forms on Windows, Linux, Solaris and AIX. These updates resolve an important  information disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2017-3067) resulting from abuse of the pre-population service in AEM Forms.” reads the advisory.”This issue was resolved by providing administrators with additional controls in the configuration manager to restrict the file paths and protocols used to pre-fill a form. Adobe recommends users apply the available updates using the instructions provided in the “Solution” section below.”

The vulnerability was discovered by Ruben Reusser and affects the Versions 6.0 through 6.2 are.

The flaw is related to the abuse of the pre-population service in Experience Manager Forms, also in this case, Adobe confirmed that there is no evidence of exploitation in the wild.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(Security Affairs – Adobe Flash Player, Hacking)

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