What patches to prioritize following the April 2018 Patch Tuesday?

This April 2018 Patch Tuesday Adobe addressed vulnerabilities in Adobe PhoneGap Push Plugin, Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Experience Manager, and Adobe Flash Player. Of these updates, the most important one is that for Adobe Flash Player. Not only is the product the most widely used of those mentioned above, but it also patches three critical vulnerabilities that can lead to remote code execution if exploited.

Microsoft addressed at least 65 vulnerabilities in its two browsers, ChakraCore (the core part of the Chakra Javascript engine that powers Microsoft Edge), Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, Adobe Flash Player, its Malware Protection Engine, Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure IoT SDK. SANS ISC’s Johannes Ullrich provided an easy-to-scan overview of the fixed flaws which shows that the Internet Explorer, Edge and Adobe Flash Player updates are the most critical.

Read more about the patches you may want to prioritize on Help Net Security.

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