Adobe Patches Vulnerabilities in Connect, Reader Mobile

Adobe on Tuesday informed customers that it has patched vulnerabilities in its Reader Mobile and Connect products, but none of them appears too serious.

In Connect, Adobe says it has addressed two important-severity reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws that can be exploited to execute arbitrary JavaScript in the targeted user’s browser. Each of these weaknesses was reported by a different researcher.

The company says the patches are already being rolled out to hosted services and they should become available for on-premises deployments later this week.

In the case of Adobe Reader Mobile for Android, the software giant fixed an important-severity improper access control issue that can lead to the disclosure of sensitive information.

Adobe says it’s not aware of any attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities and the company does not expect them to be targeted by hackers.

While Adobe has only released patches for two of its products, the company typically releases a second round of security updates after Patch Tuesday.

Last month’s Patch Tuesday updates only addressed one vulnerability in Flash Player, but the company released another round of fixes on November 3 to address over a dozen flaws in Acrobat products.

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for November 2020 fix over 110 vulnerabilities, including one exploited in attacks

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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