Advisory Details

August 19th, 2019

Adobe Photoshop PostScript sbw Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-19-734
ZDI-CAN-8520

CVE ID CVE-2019-7980
CVSS SCORE 7.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Photoshop
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Adobe Photoshop. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the processing of the sbw command in PostScript. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/photoshop/apsb19-44.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2019-05-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2019-08-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite
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