Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 41 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 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 an affected system.
Acrobat DC Continuous versions prior to 2018.011.20035 for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Continuous versions prior to 2018.011.20036 for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat 2017 versions prior to 2017.011.20035 for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader 2017 versions prior to 2017.011.20035 for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat DC Classic versions prior to 2015.006.30413 for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Classic versions prior to 2015.006.30413 for Windows and Macintosh
QID Detection Logic (Authenticated):
This QID looks for the vulnerable version of Acrobat.dll, AcroRd32.dll and nppdf32.dll files.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to compromise Confidentiality, Integrity and/or Availability.
Adobe has released fix to address this issue. Customers are advised to refer to APSB18-02 for updates pertaining to this vulnerability.
The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.4.265-3. 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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