Advisory Details

September 19th, 2022

Adobe Photoshop SVG File Parsing Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-22-1265
ZDI-CAN-17598

CVE ID CVE-2022-38434
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 parsing of SVG files. The issue results from the lack of validating the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. 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/apsb22-52.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2022-06-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2022-09-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
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