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Adobe Bridge DCM File Parsing Double Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability [CVE-2021-42533]

CVE number = CVE-2021-42533

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Adobe Bridge. 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 DCM files. The issue results from the lack of validating the existence of an object prior to performing further free operations on the object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.

Affected Versions

Adobe Bridge  11.1.1 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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