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Adobe Character Animator SVG File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability

CVE number = CVE-2021-40769

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on affected installations of Adobe Character Animator. 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 images. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated buffer. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process.

Affected Versions

Character Animator 20214.4 and earlier versions     Windows and macOS

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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