Adobe Releases August’s Security Updates Threat Alert

Adobe Releases August’s Security Updates Threat Alert

August 31, 2020 | Mina Hao

Overview

On August 11, 2020 (local time), Adobe released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat, Reader, and Lightroom.

For details about the security bulletins and advisories, visit the following link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security.html

Vulnerability Description

Adobe Acrobat and Reader

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader, which address multiple vulnerabilities.

The following updates are rated as Priority 2. (For the definition of the priority ratings, see the Adobe Priority Rating System described in the “Solution” part.)

Vulnerability details are as follows:

Vulnerability CategoryVulnerability ImpactSeverityCVE ID
Disclosure of sensitive dataMemory leakImportant   CVE-2020-9697
Security bypassPrivilege escalationImportantCVE-2020-9714
Out-of-bounds writeArbitrary code executionCritical CVE-2020-9693 CVE-2020-9694
Security bypassSecurity feature bypassCritical CVE-2020-9696 CVE-2020-9712
Stack exhaustionApplication denial-of-serviceImportant CVE-2020-9702 CVE-2020-9703
Out-of-bounds readInformation disclosureImportant CVE-2020-9723 CVE-2020-9705 CVE-2020-9706 CVE-2020-9707 CVE-2020-9710 CVE-2020-9716 CVE-2020-9717 CVE-2020-9718 CVE-2020-9719 CVE-2020-9720 CVE-2020-9721
Buffer overflowArbitrary code executionCritical CVE-2020-9698 CVE-2020-9699 CVE-2020-9700 CVE-2020-9701 CVE-2020-9704
Use-after-freeArbitrary code executionCritical CVE-2020-9715 CVE-2020-9722

For details on the vulnerability impact and remediation, please refer to the security bulletin at the following link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb20-48.html

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Lightroom that address one vulnerability.

The following updates are rated as Priority 3. (For the definition of the priority ratings, see the Adobe Priority Rating System described in the “Solution” part.)

Vulnerability details are as follows:

Vulnerability CategoryVulnerability ImpactSeverityCVE ID
Insecure library loadingPrivilege escalationImportantCVE-2020-9724

For details on the vulnerability impact and remediation, please refer to the security bulletin at the following link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/lightroom/apsb20-51.html

Solution

Adobe has released the latest versions that address the preceding vulnerabilities. Users are advised to upgrade within the time limit recommended by the Adobe Priority Rating System.

For vulnerability details and remediation, please visit the preceding security bulletin links.

Adobe Priority Rating System

The Adobe Priority Rating System is a guideline to help customers in managed environments prioritize Adobe security updates. Adobe bases priority rankings on historical attack patterns for the relevant product, the type of vulnerability, the platform(s) affected, and any potential mitigations that are in place.

RatingDefinition
Priority 1This update resolves vulnerabilities being targeted, or which have a higher risk of being targeted, by exploit(s) in the wild for a given product version and platform. Adobe recommends administrators install the update as soon as possible (for example, within 72 hours).
Priority 2This update resolves vulnerabilities in a product that has historically been at elevated risk. There are currently no known exploits. Based on previous experience, Adobe does not anticipate exploits are imminent. As a best practice, Adobe recommends administrators install the update soon (for example, within 30 days).
Priority 3This update resolves vulnerabilities in a product that has historically not been a target for attackers. Adobe recommends administrators install the update at their discretion.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/severity-ratings.html

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