Security updates available for Adobe Animate | APSB21-03
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
ASPB21-03  January 12, 2021       3


Adobe has released an update for Adobe Animate. This update resolves a critical vulnerability.  Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. 

Affected Versions

Product Version Platform
Adobe Animate 21.0 and earlier versions       Windows


Adobe categorizes this update with the following  priority rating 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 Availability
Adobe Animate        21.0.2   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
Uncontrolled Search Path Element  Arbitrary code execution


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:   

  • Hou JingYi (@hjy79425575) of Qihoo 360 CERT
  • Yongjun Liu of nsfocus security team.