-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
APSB21-81 Security update available for Adobe Genuine Service
15 September 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Adobe Genuine Service
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2021-40708
- --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
Security Updates Available for Adobe Genuine Service | APSB21-81
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB21-81 September 14, 2020 3
Adobe has released updates for Adobe Genuine Service for Windows and macOS.
This update resolves a critical vulnerability that could lead to privilege
escalation in the context of the current user.
Product Version Platform
Adobe Genuine Service 7.3 and earlier versions Windows and macOS
To verify the version of Adobe Genuine Service installed on your system, please
follow the following steps:
For Windows machines:
o Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient
o Right click on AdobeGCClient.exe, select "Properties".
o Go to "Details" tab, the File Version can be seen within.
For mac machines:
o Navigate to /Library/Application Support/Adobe/AdobeGCClient/
o Right click on AdobeGCClient, select Get Info.
o File Version can be seen corresponding version tag
Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings .
Product Version Platform Priority Rating
Adobe Genuine Service 7.4 Windows and macOS 3
Adobe Genuine Integrity Service has a self-update mechanism that runs
automatically at a regular interval when the host is connected to the internet.
For more details regarding Adobe Genuine Integrity Service, please visit here .
Vulnerability Vulnerability CVSS
Category Impact Severity base CVSS vector CVE Numbers
Temporary File in CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
Directory with Privilege AC:L/PR:L/UI:R
Incorrect Escalation Critical 7.3 /S:U/C:H/I:H/ CVE-2021-40708
( CWE-379 )
Adobe would like to thank CQY of Topsec Alpha Team (yjdfy) for reporting these
issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.
- --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT--------------------
You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's
registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is
maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue
receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If
you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com
and we will forward your request to the appropriate person.
NOTE: Third Party Rights
This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As
AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control
over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice
contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or
organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's
site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences
which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in
this security bulletin.
NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may
not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at
a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly
from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current.
Contact information for the authors of the original document is included
in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further
information, please contact them directly.
Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from:
Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
The University of Queensland
Internet Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031
Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417)
AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours
which are GMT+10:00 (AEST).
On call after hours for member emergencies only.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----