Privilege escalation in Adobe Genuine Integrity Service

Published: 2021-09-15
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-40708
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Genuine Integrity Service
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Adobe

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Insecure Temporary File

EUVDB-ID: #VU56603

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40708

CWE-ID: CWE-377 - Insecure Temporary File

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect default permissions for temporary files and folders that are set by the application. A local user with access to the system can view contents of files and directories or modify them.


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Vulnerable software versions

Genuine Integrity Service: 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.3.1, 6.4, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.3

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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