It’s worth noting that this month Adobe did not release any updates on Patch Tuesday, as the company usually does.
The latest Acrobat and Reader updates resolve a total of 68 vulnerabilities, including many critical memory corruption flaws that can be exploited for arbitrary code execution. The vulnerabilities rated “important” can lead to information disclosure, Adobe’s advisory shows.
Many of these security holes were reported to Adobe by independent researchers through Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). The tech giant has also credited representatives of Baidu, Tencent, Google, Source Incite, Knownsec, Codemize, SEFCOM Lab, STAR Labs, Flexera, Cisco Talos, Viettel Cyber Security, Qihoo 360, and Palo Alto Networks for reporting the weaknesses in Acrobat and Reader.