Security Updates Available for Adobe Media Encoder | APSB19-52
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB19-52 November 12, 2019 3


Adobe has released an update for Adobe Media Encoder. This update resolves a critical and multiple important file parsing vulnerabilities.  Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure in the context of the current user. 

Affected Versions

Product Version Platform
Adobe Media Encoder 13.1 Windows and macOS


Adobe categorizes these updates with the following  priority ratings and recommends users update their installation to the newest version via the Creative Cloud desktop app's update mechanism.  For more information, please reference this help page.

Product Version Platform Priority
Adobe Media Encoder 14.0 Windows and macOS 3

For managed environments, IT administrators can use the Admin Console to deploy Creative Cloud applications to end users. Refer to this help page for more information.

Vulnerability details

Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Numbers
Out-of-bounds Read  Information Disclosure Important CVE-2019-8241
Out-of-bounds Read  Information Disclosure Important CVE-2019-8242
Out-of-bounds Read  Information Disclosure Important CVE-2019-8243
Out-of-bounds Read  Information Disclosure Important CVE-2019-8244
Out-of-bounds Write Arbitrary Code Execution  Critical CVE-2019-8246


Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers: 

  • Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-8241, CVE-2019-8243, CVE-2019-8244)  

  • Francis Provencher working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-8242)

  • Wen Guang Jiao of Qihoo 360 Core Security (CVE-2019-8246)