Adobe Digital Editions <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS) (APSB21-80)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153436


An application installed on the remote macOS host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


Adobe Digital Editions version (and earlier) is affected by multiple vulnerabilities, as follows:

- An OS command injection vulnerability that can be exploited by a local attacker to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-39826)

- An arbitrary file system write vulnerability that can be exploited by a local attacker. (CVE-2021-39827)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability that can be exploited by a local attacker. (CVE-2021-39828)

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


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153436

File Name: macosx_adobe_digital_editions_apsb21-80.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 9/16/2021

Updated: 10/4/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39826


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:digital_editions

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/Adobe Digital Editions, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-39826, CVE-2021-39827, CVE-2021-39828

IAVA: 2021-A-0423