Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Updates Available for Adobe After Effects | APSB20-62
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
October 20, 2020     3


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 17.1.1 and earlier versions       


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 17.1.3 
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-2020-24418
Uncontrolled search path
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:    

  • Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs. (CVE-2020-24418)
  • Hou JingYi (@hjy79425575) of Qihoo 360 CERT(CVE-2020-24419)