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Adobe posts fixes for ColdFusion, Flash and Shockwave

09 Apr 2013
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Adobe added its name to the ranks of companies posting security fixes this week with the release of patches for three of its web publishing platforms.

The company said that the update would address flaws in the ColdFusion, Flash and Shockwave media tools.

For Flash, the update will be distributed to Windows, OS X and Linux users as well as Android mobile devices. According to Adobe, the update will include fixes for four security vulnerabilities in the Flash platform.

Were an attacker to target the vulnerabilities in the wild, Adobe warned results could include memory corruption and overflow errors which could potentially allow an attacker to take control of and install code on the targeted system.

The company did not report the flaws being targeted for attacks in the wild.

Shockwave, meanwhile, will receive fixes for four vulnerabilities in the Windows and OS X versions of the media player. Adobe said that a successful exploit of those attacks could likewise leave systems vulnerable to the remote code execution attacks often used by malware writers to infect systems.

The company also posted a HotFix update for the ColdFusion platform. Adobe said that the update, which will apply to Windows, OS X and Unix systems, will address a pair of flaws which could allow for account spoofing and elevation of privilege attacks. The update was given a lower priority rating of 'important' rather than a more serious 'critical' patch.

Adobe's release comes on the heals of Microsoft's release of its scheduled April security update. The 'Patch Tuesday' release includes fixes for a pair of critical security vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer.

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Shaun Nichols
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Shaun Nichols is the US correspondent for V3.co.uk. He has been with the company since 2006, originally joining as a news intern at the site's San Francisco offices.

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