Adobe Photoshop 22.x < 22.5.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB21-109)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 154430


Adobe Photoshop installed on remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Adobe Photoshop installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 22.5.2. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the apsb21-109 advisory.

- Adobe Photoshop version 22.5.1 (and earlier versions ) is affected by an Access of Memory Location After End of Buffer vulnerability, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability. (CVE-2021-42735)

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


Upgrade to Adobe Photoshop version 22.5.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 154430

File Name: adobe_photoshop_apsb21-109.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/26/2021

Updated: 3/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-42736


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:adobe:photoshop:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Adobe Photoshop

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/26/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-42734, CVE-2021-42735, CVE-2021-42736

CWE: 125, 120, 788

IAVA: 2021-A-0521-S