ESB-2018.1421 - [Win][Linux][Mac] Adobe Connect: Access confidential data - Unknown/unspecified 2018-05-09

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2018.1421
              Authentication bypass patched in Adobe Connect
                                9 May 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Connect
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   Mac OS
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-4994  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/connect/apsb18-18.html

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Security updates available for Adobe Connect | APSB18-18
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|Bulletin ID              |Date Published                  |Priority          |
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|APSB18-18                |May 8, 2018                     |2                 |
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Summary

An important authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2018-4994) exists in
Adobe Connect versions 9.7.5 and earlier. Successful exploitation of this
vulnerability could result in sensitive information disclosure.
 

Affected product versions

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|                Product                |      Version       |    Platform    |
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|Adobe Connect                          |9.7.5 and earlier   |All             |
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Solution

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and
recommends users follow the instructions outlined below:

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|Product            |Version   |Platform   |Priority   |Availability          |
|-------------------+----------+-----------+-----------+----------------------|
|                   |          |           |           |Release note          |
|Adobe Connect      |9.7.5     |All        |2          |                      |
|                   |          |           |           |Help page             |
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A mitigation is available to customers by modifying Tomcat filters to control
remote access to system configuration files. Please refer to the following 
help page for more details. An upcoming release of version 9.8.1 will include
this change in default deployments.

Vulnerability details

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|Vulnerability        |Vulnerability Impact           |Severity |CVE Number   |
|Category             |                               |         |             |
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|Authentication Bypass|Sensitive Information          |Important|CVE-2018-4994|
|                     |disclosure                     |         |             |
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Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for
reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our
customers: 

  * Tanner LLC  (CVE-2018-4994)

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