Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Updates Available for Adobe Media Encoder | APSB19-29
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB19-29 May 14, 2019 3


Adobe has released an update for Adobe Media Encoder. This update resolves a critical file parsing vulnerability.  Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Affected Versions

Product Version Platform
Adobe Media Encoder 13.0.2 Windows and macOS


Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installation to the newest version: 

Adobe recommends updating via the Creative Cloud desktop app’s update mechanism.  For more information, please reference this help page.

Product Version Platform Priority
Adobe Media Encoder 13.1 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 CVE Numbers
Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Critical CVE-2019-7842
Out-of-bounds Read Information Disclosure Important CVE-2019-7844


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