All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis


Adobe posts fixes for ColdFusion, Flash and Shockwave

09 Apr 2013
Adobe Systems logo

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.

  • Comment  
  • Tweet  
  • Google plus  
  • Facebook  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Stumble Upon  
Shaun Nichols
About

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.

More on Security
What do you think?
blog comments powered by Disqus
Poll

Windows 10 poll

What are your first impressions of Windows 10?
13%
4%
10%
4%
21%
4%
44%

Popular Threads

Powered by Disqus
V3 Sungard roundtable event - Cloud computing security reliability and scalability discussion

CIOs debate how to overhaul businesses for the digital era

V3 hosts roundtable with Sungard Availability Services

Updating your subscription status Loading
Newsletters

Get the latest news (daily or weekly) direct to your inbox with V3 newsletters.

newsletter sign-up button
hpv3may

Getting started with virtualisation

Virtualisation can help you reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT
management. However, getting started can be challenging

ibmv3may

Converting big data and analytics insights into results

Successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their organisations to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimise outcomes

Project Manager - Collaboration/Social Software

Experienced Project manager required to work on the implementation...

AVP, Senior Business Control Specialist, Derivative Settlements

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, self...

C# Programmer

We are currently recruiting an experienced C# software...

iOS Developer

About Us mkodo is a leading supplier of Mobile...
To send to more than one email address, simply separate each address with a comma.