Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Updates Available for Adobe Genuine Service | APSB20-42
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB20-42 July 14, 2020 3


Adobe has released updates for the Adobe Genuine Service for Windows and macOS. This update resolves important vulnerabilities which could lead to privilege escalation in the context of the current user.    

Affected Versions

Product Version Platform
Adobe Genuine Service
Version 6.6 and earlier versions   
Windows and macOS


To verify the version of Adobe Genuine Integrity Service installed on your system, please follow the following steps:

  • For Windows machines, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient
  • Right click on AdobeGCClient.exe, select “Properties”.
  • Go to “Details” tab, the File Version can be seen within.


Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings.

Product Version Platform Priority Rating
Adobe Genuine Service      
7.1 Windows and macOS 3


Adobe Genuine Integrity Service has a self-update mechanism that runs automatically at a regular interval when the host is connected to the internet.  For more details regarding Adobe Genuine Integrity Service, please visit here.

Vulnerability details

Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Numbers
Insecure library loading
Privilege Escalation



Mishandling symbolic links 
Privilege Escalation
Important CVE-2020-9668


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:   

  • Adrian Denkiewicz from CQURE. (CVE-2020-9667)
  • Zhongcheng Li (CK01) of Topsec Alpha Team (CVE-2020-9668, CVE-2020-9681)