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
CWE ID CWE-377
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Genuine Integrity Service
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Insecure Temporary File

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

Description

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.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

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

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/integrity_service/apsb21-81.html

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.



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