Privilege escalation in Adobe Animate CC

Published: 2019-11-13 | Updated: 2019-11-13
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-7960
CWE ID CWE-427
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Animate CC Subscribe
Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Insecure DLL loading

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 8.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-7960

CWE-ID: CWE-427 - Uncontrolled Search Path Element

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the application loads DLL libraries in an insecure manner. A remote attacker can place a specially crafted .dll file on a remote SMB fileshare, trick the victim into opening a file, associated with the vulnerable application, and gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Animate CC: -, 19.2.1

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/animate/apsb19-34.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.