Adobe Security Bulletin

Security updates available for Adobe Photoshop Elements | APSB21-46

Bulletin ID

Date Published

Priority

ASPB21-46

June 08, 2021      

3

Summary

 Adobe has released updates for Photoshop Elements for Windows and macOS. These updates resolve an important  vulnerability.  Successful exploitation could lead to privilege escalation in the context of the current user.          

Affected Versions

Product

Version

Platform

Photoshop Elements (installer)  

5.2 and earlier versions        

Windows and macOS    

Solution

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratingsand recommends users to download the new installer and upgrade their installations.     

Product

Version

Platform

Priority

Availability

Photoshop Elements (installer)
  

5.3 

Windows and macOS          

3

Pastaba:

To Verify the version of the installer on your system, please follow the following steps:

For Windows machines: Please check the version of the Setup.exe at C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\HDBox
For mac machines:  Please check the version of the setup at /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Desktop Common/HDBox   

Please Note: Installer downloaded from Download Center will automatically fetch the files containing the fix.
 

Vulnerability details

Vulnerability Category

Vulnerability Impact

Severity

CVSS base score 

CVE Numbers

Creation of Temporary File in Directory with Incorrect Permissions

(CWE-379)

Privilege escalation

Important

6.2

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

CVE-2021-28597

Acknowledgments


Adobe would like to thank CQY of Topsec Alpha Team (yjdfy)  for reporting these issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.   

Revisions

June 28, 2021: Included a note containing the steps to verify the installer version. 


For more information, visit https://helpx.adobe.com/security.html, or email PSIRT@adobe.com.

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