Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Updates Available for Adobe Illustrator CC | APSB19-36
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB19-36 November 12, 2019 3


Adobe has released updates for Adobe Illustrator CC for Windows and macOS. This update resolves critical and important vulnerabilities which could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Affected Versions

Product Version Platform
Illustrator CC 2019      23.1 and earlier versions Windows


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 Availability
Illustrator CC 2019          24.0 Windows and macOS 3 Download Page

Vulnerability details

Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Numbers
Insecure Library Loading (DLL hijacking)
Privilege Escalation Important CVE-2019-7962
Memory Corruption     Arbitrary Code Execution     Critical  CVE-2019-8247
Memory Corruption     Arbitrary Code Execution     Critical  CVE-2019-8248
Binary Planting Local Code Execution    Critical  CVE-2019-16447


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: 

  • Yongjun Liu of nsfocus security team (CVE-2019-7962)
  • Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (CVE-2019-8247, CVE-2019-8248)  
  • Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (CVE-2019-16447)  


December 19, 2019: Inlcuded details about CVE-2019-16447