Network Security, Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Adobe tackles two critical bugs in Acrobat and Reader update

Adobe Systems today released an unscheduled security update for Acrobat and Reader for both the Windows and MacOS operating systems, fixing two critical vulnerabilities in the process.

The San Jose, Calif.-based software company identified the issues as a use-after-free bug that can result in arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-16011) and a security bypass flaw that can lead to privilege escalation (CVE-2018-19725). The classic 2015, classic 2017 and continuous track versions are all affected, and each has been patched.

Sebastian Apelt and Abdul Aziz Hariri of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative are credited with spotting CVE-2018-16011 and CVE-2018-19725, respectively.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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