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Adobe Security Bulletin: December 9

Advisory Overview

Qualys® Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 27 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 3 bulletins announced today by Adobe. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit our blog to see how to prioritize remediation.

Non-Qualys customers can audit their network for these and other vulnerabilities by signing up for a Qualys Free Trial, or by trying our FreeScan service.

Vulnerability Details

Adobe has released 3 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:

  • Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB14-27)

    Severity
    Urgent 5
    Qualys ID
    123022
    Vendor Reference
    APSB14-027
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2014-0580, CVE-2014-0587, CVE-2014-8443, CVE-2014-9162, CVE-2014-9163, CVE-2014-9164
    CVSS Scores
    Base 10 / Temporal 8.3
    Description
    Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia application for multiple platforms.

    Adobe Flash Player is prone to following vulnerabilities:
    These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

    Affected Software:
    Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.242 and earlier versions
    Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.258 and earlier 13.x versions
    Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.424 and earlier versions for Linux

    Consequence
    Successfully exploiting this vulnerability might allow a remote attacker to take control of a vulnerable system.
    Solution
    The vendor has released updates to fix the vulnerabilities. Refer to Adobe advisory APSB14-27 for details.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB14-27

  • Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB14-28)

    Severity
    Urgent 5
    Qualys ID
    123021
    Vendor Reference
    APSB14-28
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2014-8445, CVE-2014-8446, CVE-2014-8447, CVE-2014-8448, CVE-2014-8449, CVE-2014-8451, CVE-2014-8452, CVE-2014-8453, CVE-2014-8454, CVE-2014-8455, CVE-2014-8456, CVE-2014-8457, CVE-2014-8458, CVE-2014-8459, CVE-2014-8460, CVE-2014-8461, CVE-2014-9150, CVE-2014-9158, CVE-2014-9159, CVE-2014-9165
    CVSS Scores
    Base 10 / Temporal 7.4
    Description
    Adobe Reader and Acrobat are applications for handling PDF files.

    Adobe Reader and Acrobat are prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

    - Use-after-free vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2014-8454, CVE-2014-8455, CVE-2014-9165).
    - Heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2014-8457, CVE-2014-8460, CVE-2014-9159).
    - An integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2014-8449).
    - Memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2014-8445, CVE-2014-8446, CVE-2014-8447, CVE-2014-8456, CVE-2014-8458, CVE-2014-8459, CVE-2014-8461, CVE-2014-9158).
    - A time-of-check time-of-use (TOCTOU) race condition that could be exploited to allow arbitrary write access to the file system (CVE-2014-9150).
    - An improper implementation of a Javascript API that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2014-8448, CVE-2014-8451).
    - A vulnerability in the handling of XML external entities that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2014-8452).
    - Vulnerabilities that could be exploited to circumvent the same-origin policy (CVE-2014-8453).

    Affected Software:
    Adobe Reader XI (11.0.09) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.12) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.09) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Acrobat XI (10.1.12) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

    Consequence
    Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of a user using affected version of the software. Failed exploits may result in denial of service.
    Solution
    Users on Windows and Macintosh systems can utilize the Adobe product's update mechanism. The default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

    Refer to APSB14-28 for more information.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB14-28 Adobe Acrobat - Macintosh
    APSB14-28 Adobe Acrobat - Windows
    APSB14-28 Adobe Reader - Macintosh
    APSB14-28 Adobe Reader - Windows

  • Adobe Security Hotfix for ColdFusion (APSB14-29)

    Severity
    Serious 3
    Qualys ID
    123020
    Vendor Reference
    APSB14-29
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2014-9166
    CVSS Scores
    Base 5 / Temporal 3.7
    Description
    Adobe ColdFusion is an application for developing Web sites.

    Adobe has released security hotfixes for ColdFusion versions 11 and 10. These hotfixes address a resource consumption issue that could potentially result in a denial of service.

    Affected Versions:
    ColdFusion 11 and 10.

    Consequence
    Successful exploitation allows attacker to cause a denial of service.
    Solution
    The vendor has released a hotfix to patch this vulnerability. Please refer to APSB14-29 for detailed information.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB14-29

These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.2.885-4. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.

Selective Scan Instructions Using Qualys

To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 123022
    • 123021
    • 123020
  4. If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
  5. If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.

In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.

Technical Support

For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.

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