ESB-2018.2544 - [Win][Mac] Creative Cloud Desktop Application: Increased privileges - Existing account 2018-08-29

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                               ESB-2018.2544
           Security updates available for Creative Cloud Desktop
                          Application | APSB18-32
                              29 August 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Creative Cloud Desktop Application
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   Mac OS
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-12829  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/creative-cloud/apsb18-32.html

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Security updates available for Creative Cloud Desktop Application | APSB18-32

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|Bulletin ID             |Date Published                   |Priority          |
+------------------------+---------------------------------+------------------+
|APSB18-32               |August 28, 2018                  |2                 |
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Summary

Adobe has released a security update for the Creative Cloud Desktop Application
for Windows and macOS.  This update resolves an important vulnerability
(CVE-2018-12829) that could lead to privilege escalation.

Affected versions

+----------------------------------+--------------------------+---------------+
|             Product              |     Affected version     |   Platform    |
+----------------------------------+--------------------------+---------------+
|Creative Cloud Desktop Application|4.6.0 and earlier versions|Windows & macOS|
+----------------------------------+--------------------------+---------------+

To check the version of the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app:

 1. Launch the Creative Cloud desktop app and sign in with your Adobe ID
 2. Click the gear icon and choose Preferences > General

Solution

Adobe categorizes this update with the following priority rating and recommends
users update their installation to the newest version:

+--------------------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|         Product          |  Updated   |  Platform  |  Priority  |Availability|
|                          |  version   |            |   rating   |            |
+--------------------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|Creative Cloud Desktop    |4.6.1       |Windows &   |2           |Download    |
|Application               |            | macOS      |            |Center      |
+--------------------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+

The latest Creative Cloud Desktop App installer can be downloaded from the
Download Center. For more information, please reference this help Page.

Vulnerability Details

+-------------------------------+--------------------+---------+--------------+
|Vulnerability Category         |Vulnerability Impact|Severity |CVE Numbers   |
+-------------------------------+--------------------+---------+--------------+
|Improper Certificate Validation|Privilege Escalation|Important|CVE-2018-12829|
+-------------------------------+--------------------+---------+--------------+

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank Chi Chou of AntFinancial LightYear Labs
(CVE-2018-12829) for reporting this issue and for working with Adobe to help
protect our customers.

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