Adobe Security Bulletin: January 12
Qualys® Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 17 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 1 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.
Adobe has released 1 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-02)
- Critical 4
- Qualys ID
- Vendor Reference
- CVE Reference
- CVE-2016-0931, CVE-2016-0932, CVE-2016-0933, CVE-2016-0934, CVE-2016-0935, CVE-2016-0936, CVE-2016-0937, CVE-2016-0938, CVE-2016-0939, CVE-2016-0940, CVE-2016-0941, CVE-2016-0942, CVE-2016-0943, CVE-2016-0944, CVE-2016-0945, CVE-2016-0946, CVE-2016-0947
- CVSS Scores
- Base 10 / Temporal 7.8
Adobe Reader and Acrobat are applications for handling PDF files. They are prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.
Adobe Reader DC (15.009.20077) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader DC Classic (15.006.30097) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.13) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat DC (15.009.20077) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat DC Classic (15.006.30097) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.13) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
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.
Refer to APSB16-02 for more information.
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.3.207-3. 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:
- Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
- Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
Enable the following Qualys IDs:
- If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
- 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.
Access for Qualys Customers
For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.
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