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Arbitrary file deletion in Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application

Published: 2020-03-24
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-3808
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Creative Cloud Desktop Application
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) Race Condition

Severity: Medium

CVSSv3: 5.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3808


Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to delete arbitrary file on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) race condition. A remote attacker can delete arbitrary file on the system in security context of current user.


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Vulnerable software versions

Creative Cloud Desktop Application:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 4.6.0, 4.6.1,,, 4.9, 5.0, 5.0

CPE External links

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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.