Adobe Products could allow for Arbitrary Code Executio

Fortify Security Team
Feb 8, 2022

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe products, the most severe of which could allow for Arbitrary Code Execution.

  • Premiere Rush is a video editor.
  • Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and design program.
  • Photoshop is a graphics editor.
  • Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application.
  • Creative Cloud is a cloud service provided by Adobe where its software can be accessed all in one place.

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for arbitrary code execution. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

THREAT INTELLIGENCE: There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

  • Adobe Premiere Rush 2.0 ?and?earlier?versions for Windows.
  • Illustrator 2022 26.0.2?and?earlier?versions?for Windows and macOS.
  • Illustrator 2021 25.4.3?and?earlier?versions?for Windows and macOS.
  • Photoshop 2021 22.5.4 and earlier?versions for Windows and macOS.
  • Photoshop 2022 23.1 and earlier versions for Windows and macOS.
  • Adobe After Effects 22.1.1 and?earlier versions for Windows and macOS.
  • Adobe After Effects 18.4.3 and?earlier versions for Windows and macOS.
  • Creative Cloud Desktop Application (Installer) 2.7.0.13 and earlier versions for Windows.

RISK:

Government:

  • Large and medium government entities: High
  • Small government entities: Medium

Businesses:

  • Large and medium business entities: High
  • Small business entities: Medium

Home users: Low

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Products, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:
Adobe Premiere Rush

  • Out-of-bounds Read, which could allow for Privilege escalation. (CVE-2022-23204)

Adobe Illustrator

  • Out-of-bounds Write which could allow for Arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2022-23186)
  • NULL Pointer Dereference which could allow for Application denial-of-service (CVE-2022-23189, CVE-2022-23198, CVE-2022-23199)
  • Access of Memory Location After End of Buffer which could allow for a Memory leak (CVE-2022-23190, CVE-2022-23191, CVE-2022-23192, CVE-2022-23193, CVE-2022-23194, CVE-2022-23195)
  • Out-of-bounds Read which could allow for a Memory leak (CVE-2022-23196, CVE-2022-23197)
  • Buffer Overflow which could allow for Arbitrary code execution (CVE-2022-23188)

Adobe Photoshop

  • Buffer Overflow which could allow for Arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2022-23203)

Adobe After Effects

  • Out-of-bounds Write which could allow for Arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2022-23200)

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop

  • Uncontrolled Search Path Element which could allow for Arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2022-23202)

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for arbitrary code execution. Depending on the privileges associated with the user an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:

  • Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments especially from un-trusted sources.
  • Apply the Principle of Least Privilege to all systems and services.

REFERENCES:
Adobe:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/security-bulletin.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/premiere_rush/apsb22-06.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/illustrator/apsb22-07.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop/apsb22-08.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/creative-cloud/apsb22-11.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/after_effects/apsb22-09.html

CVE:
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23186
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23188
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23189
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23198
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23199
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23190
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23191
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23192
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23193
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23194
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23195
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23196
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23197
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23200
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23202
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23203
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-23204

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