Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Bridge Identified

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Bridge Identified

A cybersecurity advisory was issued Tuesday, July 21, 2020, regarding multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Bridge. The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, which could potentially lead to a breach.

What It Is:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Bridge that could allow for arbitrary code execution. Adobe Bridge is a file management application that manages files across multiple Adobe programs.

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in arbitrary code execution within the context of the application and an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged-on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Read the original Adobe Security Bulletin.

Threat Intelligence:
There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

Systems Affected:
• Adobe Bridge versions prior to 10.0.3

Risk:
Government:
• Large and medium government entities: High
• Small government entities: Medium
Businesses:
• Large and medium business entities: High
• Small business entities: Medium
Home users: Low

What It Means:
If you and/or your business utilize the Adobe Bridge versions above, you will need to install the updates provided by Adobe immediately following proper testing.

Technical Summary:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Bridge that could allow for arbitrary code execution. The vulnerabilities are as follows:

• Out-of-bounds read vulnerability that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2020-9675)
• Out-of-bounds write vulnerabilities that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2020-9674, CVE-2020-9676)

What To Do:
We recommend the following actions be taken:

• Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
• Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
• Remind users not to visit websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
• Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments especially from untrusted sources.
• Apply the Principle of Least Privilege to all systems and services.

Negative Consequences of Lost or Stolen Data:
The loss or theft of proprietary data can have severe impacts, particularly if the compromise becomes public and sensitive information is exposed. Possible impacts include:

• Temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information.
• Disruption to regular operations.
• Financial losses incurred to restore systems and files.
• Potential harm to an organization’s reputation.

Should your agency or business need assistance with issues arising from vulnerabilities in Adobe Bridge including updates and/or patches, Dox can help. Please contact Dox if there is anything we can do to assist in securing your agency, business, or organization.

Thank you for your time and stay safe online.