Menu
Adobe patches vulnerabilities in ColdFusion, Flex and Flash Player, including a zero-day flaw

Adobe patches vulnerabilities in ColdFusion, Flex and Flash Player, including a zero-day flaw

The company warned of a public exploit for one of the 22 vulnerabilities fixed in Flash Player

Adobe Systems released security patches Tuesday for ColdFusion, Flex and Flash Player, the latter addressing a flaw for which is an exploit is already available.

The Flash Player updates, namely Flash Player 17.0.0.169 for Windows and Mac, Flash Player 11.2.202.457 for Linux and Flash Player Extended Support Release 13.0.0.281, address a total of 22 vulnerabilities, most of which are critical and can lead to remote code execution.

One of the flaws, tracked as CVE-2015-3043 in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database, has been known by attackers since before Adobe released its latest patches. This makes it a so-called zero-day vulnerability -- a flaw for which a fix was not yet available when it began being exploited.

"Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2015-3043 exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions," the company said in a security advisory.

Adobe also released hotfixes for versions 11 and 10 of its ColdFusion Web application development platform. The patches address an input validation issue that can be exploited to launch reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

A similar vulnerability was found and patched in Adobe Flex 4.6, more specifically in its ASdoc Tool component. Users are advised to download a fixed version of the index.html file and replace the one currently deployed on their websites.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.

Tags securitypatch managementpatchesAdobe SystemsExploits / vulnerabilities

Featured

Slideshows

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar with a bumper crowd of partners, distributors and vendors descending on The Jefferson in Auckland to kick-start 2018. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018
Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Show Comments