Remote code execution in Adobe Character Animator



Published: 2020-05-20 | Updated: 2020-05-25
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-9586
CWE ID CWE-121
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Character Animator 2020
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

Updated: 25.05.2020

Updated vulnerability description and references sections.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

Risk: High

CVSSv3: 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9586

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the parsing of the BoundingBox element in PostScript. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file, trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Character Animator 2020: -, 3.2

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/character_animator/apsb20-25.html
https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-20-668/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open an attachment in an e-mail message.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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