Remote code execution in Photoshop Elements



Published: 2021-09-15
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-39825
CWE ID CWE-787
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Photoshop Elements
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-39825

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing untrusted input. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it using the affected software, trigger out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Photoshop Elements: 2021.1, 2021.2, 2021.19.0 20210304.m.156367

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop_elements/apsb21-77.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.



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