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21 July 2021

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

        APSB21-43 Security update available for Adobe Media Encoder
                               21 July 2021


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Adobe Media Encoder
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account            
                   Read-only Data Access           -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2021-36016 CVE-2021-36015 CVE-2021-36014
                   CVE-2021-36013 CVE-2021-28590 CVE-2021-28589

Original Bulletin: 

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Security Updates Available for Adobe Media Encoder | APSB21-43

Bulletin ID                  Date Published                Priority

APSB21-43                  July 20, 2021                     3


Adobe has released an update for Adobe Media Encoder. This update resolves a
moderate and multiple critical vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary
code execution in the context of the current user.

Affected Versions

Product                           Version                  Platform

Adobe Media Encoder          15.2 and earlier versions             Windows


Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and
recommends users update their installation to the newest version via the
Creative Cloud desktop app's update mechanism. For more information, please
reference this help page .

Product              Version           Platform            Priority

Adobe Media Encoder          15.4        Windows and macOS         3

For managed environments, IT administrators can use the Admin Console to deploy
Creative Cloud applications to end users. Refer to this help page for more

Vulnerability details

  Vulnerability   Vulnerability          CVSS
    Category         Impact     Severity base     CVSS vector     CVE Numbers

Out-of-bounds                                                    CVE-2021-28589
Read              Arbitrary                    CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
                  code          Critical 7.8   AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2021-28590
( CWE-125 )       execution                    S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Improper Input    Arbitrary                    CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
Validation        code          Critical 7.8   AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2021-36014
                  execution                    S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
( CWE-20 )

Access of Memory
Location After    Arbitrary                    CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
End of Buffer     code          Critical 7.8   AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2021-36015
                  execution                    S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
( CWE-788 )

Out-of-bounds     Arbitrary                    CVSS:3.1/AV:N/
Read              file system   Moderate 3.3   AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2021-36016
                  read                         S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
( CWE-125 )


Adobe would like to thank the following for reporting the relevant issues and
for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

  o CQY of Topsec Alpha Team (yjdfy) (CVE-2021-36015)
  o Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2021-36016,
    CVE-2021-36014, CVE-2021-36015)
  o Zhangyang (retoor) (CVE-2021-28590, CVE-2021-36013, CVE-2021-28589)

For more information, visit https://helpx.adobe.com/security.html , or email

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