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Palo Alto Networks discovers vulnerabilities in Adobe applications

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 threat researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe applications such as Acrobat and Reader as well as Foxit Reader.

The research found 28 new vulnerabilities addressed by the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) as part of their May Adobe Security Bulletin APSB19-18 and five Foxit Reader vulnerabilities addressed by Foxit Software as part of their recent security update releases.

The Adobe vulnerabilities discovered included 19 Critical and nine Important rated vulnerabilities.

According to the cybersecurity firm, customers subscribed to its Threat Prevention solution who deploy its Security Operating Platform are protected from zero-day vulnerabilities such as these.

“Weaponized exploits for these vulnerabilities are prevented by Traps multi-layered exploit prevention and response capabilities. Threat Prevention capabilities, such as vulnerability protection with IPS and WildFire, provide our customers with comprehensive protection and automatic updates against previously unknown threats,” the company said.

Palo Alto Networks also noted that it is a regular contributor to vulnerability research in Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Google Android, and other ecosystems with more than 200 critical vulnerabilities discovered. “By proactively identifying these vulnerabilities, developing protections for our customers, and sharing the information with the security community, we are removing weapons used by attackers to threaten users and compromise enterprise, government, and service provider networks,” it said.

Palo Alto Networks will also present security research findings at the upcoming, prestigious Microsoft BlueHat Shanghai 2019.

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