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Adobe security alert.

April 14, 2020

Advisory overview

Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 5 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 Qualys Community Edition.

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 Update for ColdFusion APSB20-18

    Severity
    Critical 4
    Qualys ID
    372502
    Vendor Reference
    APSB20-18
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2020-3767, CVE-2020-3768, CVE-2020-3796
    CVSS Scores
    Base 4.4 / Temporal 3.3
    Description
    Adobe ColdFusion is an application for developing Web sites. This security update fixes security bug(s) in Adobe ColdFusion.

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe ColdFusion (2016 Release) Update 14 and earlier version
    Adobe ColdFusion (2018 Release) Update 8 and earlier version

    QID Detection Logic (Authenticated):
    This QID checks to see if Adobe ColdFusion and a .JAR file required to mitigate this update are installed.

    QID Detection Logic (Un-Authenticated):
    The QID checks for the vulnerable version from "CFIDE/adminapi/administrator.cfc?method=getBuildNumber"

    Consequence

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

    Solution

    Adobe has released a fix to address this issue. Customers are advised to refer to APSB20-18 for updates pertaining to this vulnerability.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB20-18

  • Adobe After Effects Out-of-Bounds Read Vulnerability (APSB20-21)

    Severity
    Critical 4
    Qualys ID
    372503
    Vendor Reference
    APSB20-21
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2020-3809
    CVSS Scores
    Base 4.3 / Temporal 3.2
    Description

    Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production.

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe After Effects 17.0.1 and earlier versions.

    QID Detection Logic:(Authenticated)
    This QID checks for vulnerable version of Adobe After Effects by checking the file version of "AfterFX.exe".

    Consequence
    Successful exploitation may result in Information Disclosure
    Solution
    Customers are advised to download Adobe After Effects 17.0.6 to fix this vulnerability.
    For more information visit APSB20-21.

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB20-21

  • Adobe Digital Editions Multiple Vulnerabilities(APSB20-23)

    Severity
    Critical 4
    Qualys ID
    372504
    Vendor Reference
    APSB20-23
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2020-3798
    CVSS Scores
    Base 4.3 / Temporal 3.2
    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.

    Adobe Digital Editions is prone to multiple out-of-bound reads, memory corruption and information disclosure vulnerabilities.

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.11.187212 and below versions for Windows

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

    Consequence

    Depending on the vulnerability exploited, an attacker can execute arbitrary code on the system,retrieve sensitive information or disclose memory addresses.

    Solution

    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

    Patches:
    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB20-23

These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.4.865-4. 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:
    • 372502
    • 372503
    • 372504
  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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