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Adobe security alert.

January 8, 2019

Advisory overview

Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 2 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 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 Qualys Community Edition.

Vulnerability details

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 Connect Session Token Exposure Vulnerability (APSB19-05)

    Severity
    Serious 3
    Qualys ID
    13388
    Vendor Reference
    APSB19-05
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2018-19718
    CVSS Scores
    Base 5 / Temporal 3.7
    Description

    Adobe Connect (formerly Presedia Publishing System, Macromedia Breeze, and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro) is software used to create information and general presentations, online training materials, web conferencing, learning modules and user desktop sharing.

    This update fixes security bug(s) in Adobe Connect.

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe Connect versions 9.8.1 and earlier

    QID Detection Logic (Unauthenticated):
    This QID reads the version.txt file in an unauthenticated request to see if it's vulnerable.

    Consequence

    An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to compromise Confidentiality, Integrity and/or Availability.

    Solution
    Customers are advised to follow the patch procedure provided by Adobe. Further more information can be obtained from APSB19-05

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB19-05

  • Adobe Security Update for Digital Editions (APSB19-04)

    Severity
    Critical 4
    Qualys ID
    371400
    Vendor Reference
    APSB19-04
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2018-12817
    CVSS Scores
    Base 5 / Temporal 3.7
    Description

    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.

    This update fixes security bug(s) in Adobe Digital Editions.

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe Digital Editions versions prior to 4.5.10 for Windows and Macintosh

    QID Detection Logic (Authenticated):
    This QID checks for vulnerable versions of Adobe Digital Editions.

    Consequence

    An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to compromise Confidentiality, Integrity and/or Availability.

    Solution

    Adobe has released a fix to address this issue. Refer to APSB19-04 for updates pertaining to this vulnerability.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB19-04

These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.4.504-3. 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:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 13388
    • 371400
  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.

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For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.

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