Adobe’s Critical July 2020 Patches Released

Today, the software behemoth Adobe, released it’s July 2020 patches, and four of them are doozies.  They update vulnerabilities across five product areas:

  1. ColdFusion: No critical vulnerabilities found but there are numerous “important” patches
  2. Creative Cloud Desktop: Patches for four vulnerabilities, one of which could allow arbitrary file system rewrites.
  3. Download Manager: Patches a critical vulnerability  that could allow to arbitrary code-execution
  4. Genuine Service: Three vulnerabilities detected; one that involves the mishandling of symlinks and tow that could allow for privilege escalation
  5. Media Encoder: Includes two critical patches that could lead to code execution

The four “doozies” are cited as “critical,” (vulnerable to dangerous cyberattacks) while the other ones are deemed “important” (involving privilege escalation).   Most of the important flaws involve privilege escalation, with the critical bugs opening the door to more dangerous attacks.

While there have most decidedly been more glaring vulnerabilities discovered in the past, this highlights the necessity of keeping your software up-to-date.  You don’t want to wait long to update your software, because the longer you go unpatched, the higher the chances are of your business being the victim of a successful cyber attack that you may not have the ability to recover from.

If you would like more tips and tricks for securing your networks, especially now that so many of us are working remotely, check out our Remote Security Checklist.  You can also give us a call at 919-422-2607 for a free consultation, or visit our online scheduler.

Never underestimate the importance of software security updates, and stay safe out there.

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