Advisory Details

April 28th, 2022

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

ZDI-22-695
ZDI-CAN-16132

CVE ID CVE-2022-28271
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 PDF 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/apsb22-20.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2022-01-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2022-04-28 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Francis Provencher {PRL}
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