Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 19 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 2 bulletins announced today by Adobe. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit Qualys Security Blog to prioritize remediation.
Adobe has released 2 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier
Customers are advised to refer to APSB16-39 for updates pertaining to this vulnerability.
Adobe Digital Editions is an ebook reader software program from Adobe Systems built using Adobe Flash with support for acquiring, managing and reading eBooks, digital newspapers, and other digital publications. The software supports PDF, XHTML, and Flash-based content.
Adobe Digital Editions is prone to vulnerability that could lead to memory address leak and crafted XML entity vulnerability that could lead to information disclosure.
Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.2 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow an attacker to retrieve sensitive information from the system.
Adobe has released a patch to fix this vulnerability. User are advised to upgrade to the latest version of software available. The latest version can be downloaded from here
The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.3.495-3. 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.
To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:
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.
For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.
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