Adobe Security Bulletin

Security Updates Available for Adobe After Effects | APSB21-115

Bulletin ID

Date Published

Priority

ASPB21-115

December 14, 2021    

3

Summary

Adobe has released an update for Adobe After Effects for Windows and macOS. This update addresses  critical and moderate security vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution and privilege escalation in the context of the current user.         

Affected Versions

Product

Version

Platform

Adobe After Effects

22.0 and earlier versions     

Windows and macOS

Adobe After Effects

18.4.2 and earlier versions     

Windows and macOS

Solution

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

22.1.1

Windows and macOS

3

Adobe After Effects

18.4.3

Windows and macOS

3

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

CVSS base score 

CVE Numbers

Access of Memory Location After End of Buffer (CWE-788

Arbitrary code execution 

Critical

7.8

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

CVE-2021-43755

Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)

Arbitrary code execution

Critical

7.8

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

CVE-2021-44188

Use After Free (CWE-416)

Privilege escalation

Moderate

3.3

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

CVE-2021-44189

Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)

Privilege escalation

Moderate

3.3

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

CVE-2021-44190

Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)

Privilege escalation

Moderate

3.3

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

CVE-2021-44191

Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)

Privilege escalation

Moderate

3.3

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

CVE-2021-44192

Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)

Privilege escalation

Moderate

3.3

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

CVE-2021-44193

Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)

Privilege escalation

Moderate

3.3

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

CVE-2021-44194

Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)

Privilege escalation

Moderate

3.3

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

CVE-2021-44195

Out-of-bounds Read (CWE-125)

Privilege escalation

Moderate

3.3

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

CVE-2021-43027

Acknowledgements

Adobe would like to thank the following researchers for reporting these issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:  

  • Francis Provencher working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative - CVE-2021-43027
  • Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative - CVE-2021-44188, CVE-2021-44189, CVE-2021-44190, CVE-2021-44191, CVE-2021-44192, CVE-2021-44193, CVE-2021-44194, CVE-2021-44195
  • CQY of Topsec Alpha Team (yjdfy) CVE-2021-43755  

 

 

Revisions: 

December 17, 2021: CVSS Base Scores updated for CVE-2021-44190, CVE-2021-44191, CVE-2021-44192, CVE-2021-44193, CVE-2021-44194, CVE-2021-44195, CVE-2021-44188









     

 

 

 


For more information, visit https://helpx.adobe.com/security.html, or email PSIRT@adobe.com.

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