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Adobe zero-day fix precedes June Patch Tuesday

June 12, 2018 / Kristen Gloss

Adobe closed a zero-day vulnerability last week, which Microsoft added to its June Patch Tuesday updates. Administrators have a lighter workload with about 50 exploits to address. Adobe closed a zero-day vulnerability last week, which Microsoft added to its June Patch Tuesday updates. Administrators have a lighter workload with about 50 exploits to address. Adobe released a fix for the zero-day (CVE-2018-5002) and three other vulnerabilities for the Windows client operating system on June 7. The zero-day exploit launched its attacks from Excel documents sent via email. Users who opened these infected Excel attachments on unpatched systems could allow the execution of arbitrary code under the exploited user account. After the Adobe zero-day issue, the patching workload for administrators is lighter than usual for June Patch Tuesday with about 50 unique vulnerabilities to correct -- including 11 rated critical. "Our recommendation is the Flash patch, if it already hasn't been pu...