Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application < 5.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB21-111) (macOS)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 155137


The remote host has an application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application installed on the remote macOS host is prior to 5.6. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

- Creation of a temporary file in a directory with incorrect permissions allows an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43017)

- Improper access control allows an unauthenticated, local attacker to escalate privileges. (CVE-2021-43019)

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


Upgrade to Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application version 5.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 155137

File Name: macosx_adobe_creative_cloud_apsb21-111.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/11/2021

Updated: 12/26/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-43019


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-43017

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:creative_cloud

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/Creative Cloud

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/13/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-43017, CVE-2021-43019

IAVA: 2021-A-0547