Security update available for Creative Cloud Desktop Application | APSB20-11
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB20-11 March 24, 2020 2

Summary

Adobe has released a security update for the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application for Windows. This update addresses a critical vulnerability.  Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary file deletion.  

Affected versions

Product Affected version Platform
Creative Cloud Desktop Application

5.0 and earlier versions

Windows 

Note:

To check the version of the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app:

  1. Launch the Creative Cloud desktop app and sign in with your Adobe ID
  2. Click the gear icon and choose Preferences > General  

To check the version of the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app (5.0 or later):

  1. Launch the Creative Cloud desktop app and sign in with your Adobe ID
  2. Click the Help menu and choose “About Creative Cloud”

Solution

Adobe categorizes this update with the following priority rating and recommends users update their installation to the newest version:

Product Updated version Platform Priority rating Availability
Creative Cloud Desktop Application 5.1 Windows 
2 Download Center

The latest Creative Cloud Desktop App installer can be downloaded from the Download Center

Vulnerability Details

Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Numbers
Time-of-check to time-of-use (TOCTOU) race condition
Arbitrary File Deletion
Critical 
CVE-2020-3808

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: 

  • Jiadong Lu of South China University of Technology and Zhiniang Peng of Qihoo 360 Core Security (@edwardzpeng)  

Revisions

March 26, 2020: Updated the download link for Creative Cloud Desktop Application.