Adobe August 2019 Security Patch Tackles Several Major Issues in Acrobat, Reader, Photoshop, Creative Cloud Desktop, Others


Adobe has released its August 2019 security patch and it addresses a total of 119 flaws in several of its products. This includes fixes in Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud, Prelude, Acrobat and Reader, Effects, Character Animator, Experience Manager, and Photoshop products. Most of the vulnerabilities included in the latest fix were affecting Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. Photoshop had over 34 vulnerabilities fixed, while the Creative Cloud Desktop had four bugs resolved with the latest August 2019 update.

A total of 76 vulnerabilities were resolved in Acrobat and Reader, some of which are reported to be critical. The fixes seem to deal with buffer errors, heap overflow, command injection, out-of-bounds read/write, and others.

The Adobe August 2019 Security Patch also resolved over 34 vulnerabilities in Photoshop for Windows and macOS. The list of flaws for Photoshop include out-of-bounds write, type of confusion, heap overflow and command injection issues.

For Creative Cloud Desktop application, four vulnerabilities have been fixed, and all of them seem important. Two bugs in particular, CVE-2019-7958 and CVE-2019-7959, can lead to privilege escalation and arbitrary code execution, and therefore its essential that users install the latest update. The other vulnerabilities can lead to denial of service and escalation of privilege.

Adobe Experience Manager has one critical security flaw that has been fixed, and alongside that a hotfix has also been applied to fix the authentication bypass vulnerability present in the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) handler in AEM versions 6.4 and 6.5.This bug has the potential to remotely execute code as well.

A vulnerability that allows hackers to execute arbitrary code has been fixed in Adobe Premiere Pro, and the Adobe Character Animator gets a fix regarding the insecure library loading problem that could result in DLL hijacking. Lastly, Adobe Prelude and Adobe After Effects deal with security problems as well with the latest update.

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