Adobe squashes 83 bugs in fresh patch update

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Adobe has killed off a total of 84 security fixes in the company’s October patch update.

The tech giant released three security advisories on Tuesday warning users to update their systems in order to remain protected against a total of 84 security issues.

However, in what is becoming a rare occurrence, none of the 84 bugs are unknown, zero-day vulnerabilities or are believed to be currently exploited in the wild.

The three security advisories, APSB16-32, APSB16-33 and APSB16-34 detail a total of 84 security flaws affecting Adobe Acrobat, Reader, Flash and Creative Cloud on the Windows, Linux, Mac and ChromeOS operating systems.

“These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,” Adobe says.

Among the most serious problems include use-after-free vulnerabilities, memory corruption flaws, security bypass problems and buffer overflow bugs. Some of the critical issues, if unpatched, allow attackers to execute code remotely on vulnerable systems.

In order to remain protected, Flash software users should accept automatic updates.

The latest round of security fixes comes as Microsoft fixed 45 vulnerabilities in this month’s Patch Tuesday, five of which are zero-day flaws.

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