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Adobe Creative Cloud Incorrect Permission Assignment Privilege Escalation Vulnerability [CVE-2021-43019]

CVE number = CVE-2021-43019

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Adobe Creative Cloud.

An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the product installer. The issue results from incorrect permissions set on a folder.

An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.

Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

Affected versions

ProductAffected versionPlatform
Creative Cloud Desktop Application 5.5 and earlier versionmacOS

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