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Adobe Security Bulletin: June 14

Advisory Overview

Qualys® Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 39 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 Security Hotfix for ColdFusion (APSB16-22)

    Severity
    Serious 3
    Qualys ID
    370059
    Vendor Reference
    APSB16-22
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2016-4159
    CVSS Scores
    Base 4.3 / Temporal 3.2
    Description
    Adobe ColdFusion is an application for developing Web sites.

    Adobe has released a security hotfix for ColdFusion versions ColdFusion (2016 release), 11 and 10. This hotfix resolves an input validation issue, which could be used to conduct reflected XSS (cross-site scripting) attacks.

    Affected Versions:
    ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 1 and earlier versions
    ColdFusion 11 Update 8 and earlier versions
    ColdFusion 10 Update 19 and earlier versions

    Consequence
    Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary script or HTML code in the user's browser session.
    Solution
    The vendor has released a hotfix to patch this vulnerability. Please refer to APSB16-22 for detailed information.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB16-22 ColdFusion

  • Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSA16-03) (APSB16-18)

    Severity
    Urgent 5
    Qualys ID
    370060
    Vendor Reference
    APSA16-03, APSB16-18
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2016-4122, CVE-2016-4123, CVE-2016-4124, CVE-2016-4125, CVE-2016-4127, CVE-2016-4128, CVE-2016-4129, CVE-2016-4130, CVE-2016-4131, CVE-2016-4132, CVE-2016-4133, CVE-2016-4134, CVE-2016-4135, CVE-2016-4136, CVE-2016-4137, CVE-2016-4138, CVE-2016-4139, CVE-2016-4140, CVE-2016-4141, CVE-2016-4142, CVE-2016-4143, CVE-2016-4144, CVE-2016-4145, CVE-2016-4146, CVE-2016-4147, CVE-2016-4148, CVE-2016-4149, CVE-2016-4150, CVE-2016-4151, CVE-2016-4152, CVE-2016-4153, CVE-2016-4154, CVE-2016-4155, CVE-2016-4156, CVE-2016-4166, CVE-2016-4171
    CVSS Scores
    Base 10 / Temporal 8.7
    Description
    Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia application for multiple platforms.

    Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.242

    Note: Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-4171 exists in the wild.

    Consequence
    Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, failed exploits may result in system crash.

    Solution
    Please refer to Adobe advisory APSA16-03 and APSB16-18 for more details.

    Workaround:
    Disable Adobe Flash Player

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB16-18

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-21)

    Severity
    Serious 3
    Qualys ID
    370061
    Vendor Reference
    APSB16-21
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2016-4157, CVE-2016-4158
    CVSS Scores
    Base 6.9 / Temporal 5.1
    Description
    Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application is your central location for managing the dozens of apps and services that are included in your Creative Cloud membership. You can also sync and share files, manage thousands of fonts, access libraries of stock photography and design assets.

    Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application is affected by following vulnerabilities:
    Untrusted Search Path Vulnerability in the Creative Cloud Desktop Application Installer:CVE-2016-4157
    Unquoted Service Path Enumeration Vulnerability in the Creative Cloud Desktop Application:CVE-2016-4158

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application 3.6.0.248 and earlier versions

    Consequence
    An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to run arbitrary code on the system.
    Solution
    The vendor has released an update to fix the vulnerability. Please refer to Adobe advisory APSB16-21 for more details.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB16-21

These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.3.346-7. 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:
    • 370059
    • 370060
    • 370061
  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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