Security Updates Available for Adobe After Effects | APSB20-35
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
ASPB20-35 June 16, 2020       3

Summary

Adobe has released an update for Adobe After Effects for Windows and macOS. This update addresses critical vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Affected Versions

Product Version Platform
Adobe After Effects 17.1 and earlier versions Windows

Solution

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 Rating Availability
Adobe After Effects 17.1.1 Windows and macOS 3 Download Center

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  Arbitrary Code Execution      Critical   CVE-2020-9661
Out-of-Bounds Write Arbitrary Code Execution      Critical  

CVE-2020-9660

CVE-2020-9662

Heap Overflow Arbitrary Code Execution      Critical  

 CVE-2020-9637

CVE-2020-9638

Acknowledgments

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:    

  • Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs. (CVE-2020-9637, CVE-2020-9638)
  • Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2020-9660, CVE-2020-9661, CVE-2020-9662)