Adobe Photoshop 22.x < 22.5.5 / 23.x < 23.1.1 Vulnerability (macOS APSB22-08)

high Nessus Plugin ID 157449


Adobe Photoshop installed on remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by a vulnerability.


The version of Adobe Photoshop installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 22.5.5/23.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the apsb22-08 advisory.

- Adobe Photoshop versions 22.5.4 (and earlier) and 23.1 (and earlier) are affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability due to insecure handling of a crafted file, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Exploitation requires user interaction in that a victim must open a crafted file in Photoshop. (CVE-2022-23203)

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 22.5.5/23.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 157449

File Name: macos_adobe_photoshop_apsb22-08.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2/8/2022

Updated: 3/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-23203


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:photoshop

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/Adobe Photoshop

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-23203

IAVA: 2022-A-0071-S

CWE: 120