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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

             Security update for Adobe Creative Cloud desktop
                                9 May 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   Mac OS
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account      
                   Unauthorised Access  -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-4992 CVE-2018-4991 CVE-2018-4873

Original Bulletin: 

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Security updates available for Creative Cloud Desktop Application | APSB18-12
|Bulletin ID              |Date Published                  |Priority          |
|APSB18-12                |May 8, 2018                     |2                 |


Adobe has released a security update for the Creative Cloud Desktop Application
for Windows and MacOS. This update resolves a vulnerability in the validation
of certificates used by Creative Cloud desktop applications (CVE-2018-4991),
and an improper input validation vulnerability (CVE-2018-4992) that could lead
to privilege escalation.

Affected versions

|            Product            |      Affected version      |    Platform    |
|Creative Cloud Desktop         | and earlier       |Windows and     |
|Application                    |versions                    |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.


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

|        Product        |Updated version |  Platform  | Priority |Availability|
|                       |                |            |  rating  |            |
|Creative Cloud Desktop |Creative        |Windows and |2         |Download    |
|Application            |Cloud |MacOS       |          |Center      |

Customers who have enabled auto-update will automatically receive the new
version. The latest Creative Cloud Desktop App can also be downloaded from the
Download Center. For more information, please reference this help Page.  

For managed environments, IT administrators can use the Creative Cloud Packager
to create deployment packages. Refer to this help page for more information on
the Creative Cloud Packager.

Vulnerability Details

|Vulnerability Category          |Vulnerability Impact|Severity |CVE Numbers  |
|Improper input validation       |Privilege Escalation|Important|CVE-2018-4992|
|Improper certificate validation |Security bypass     |Critical |CVE-2018-4991|
|Unquoted Search Path            |Privilege Escalation|Important|CVE-2018-4873|

Note: CVE-2018-4873 was previously resolved in version of the
Creative Cloud Desktop application.


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

  * Wei Wei (@Danny__Wei) of Tencent's Xuanwu Lab (CVE-2018-4992)
  * Ryan Hileman of Talon Voice & Chi Chou (CVE-2018-4991)
  * Cyril Vallicari / HTTPCS . Ziwit (CVE-2018-4873)

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