Adobe Media Encoder < 15.4.1 Arbitrary Code Execution (APSB21-70)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152667
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The Adobe Media Encoder installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability


The version of Adobe Media Encoder installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 15.4.1. It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability due to invalid memory management. An unauthenticated, local attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary commands on an affected host.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade Adobe Media Encoder to version 15.4.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152667

File Name: adobe_media_encoder_apsb21-70.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/19/2021

Updated: 9/13/2021

Dependencies: adobe_media_encoder_win_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-36070


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:media_encoder

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Adobe Media Encoder, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/17/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-36070

IAVA: 2021-A-0382