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Adobe Animate BMP File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

CVE number = CVE-2021-42270

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Adobe Animate. 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 BMP files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a write past the end of an allocated data structure. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.

Affected Versions

Adobe Animate21.0.9  and earlier versions       Windows

Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

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Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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