Adobe Photoshop 23.x < 23.5.4 / 24.x < 24.2.1 Vulnerability (macOS APSB23-23)

high Nessus Plugin ID 172539


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 23.5.4/24.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the apsb23-23 advisory.

- Adobe Photoshop versions 23.5.3 (and earlier) and 24.1.1 (and earlier) are affected by a Use After Free vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.
Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious file.

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 23.5.4/24.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 172539

File Name: macos_adobe_photoshop_apsb23-23.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/14/2023

Updated: 10/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-25908


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: CVSS:3.0/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: 3/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-25908

CWE: 416

IAVA: 2023-A-0143-S