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
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Character Animator
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Adobe

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated: 25.05.2020

Updated vulnerability description and references sections.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU28125

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9586

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

Exploit availability: No


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.


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Vulnerable software versions

Character Animator: 3.2

CPE2.3 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.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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