Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Updates Available for Adobe After Effects | APSB20-09
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB20-09 February 19, 2020 3


Adobe has released an update for Adobe After Effects for Windows. This update resolves a critical out-of-bounds write vulnerability that could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. 

Affected Versions

Product Version Platform
Adobe After Effects 16.1.2 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 Rating Availability
Adobe After Effects 17.0.4 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 Write    
Arbitrary code execution Critical    


Adobe would like to thank Mat Powell & Michael DePlante of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative for reporting these issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers. 


February 26, 2020:  the solution section was updated to reflect the availability of version 17.0.4 to address CVE-2020-3765.  The bulletin originally referenced version 17.0.3.

July 21, 2020: Updated the Acknowledgment section.