Adobe Digital Editions < Arbitrary code execution (APSB23-04)

high Nessus Plugin ID 174126


The Adobe Digital Editions instance installed on the remote host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.


The version of Adobe Digital Editions installed on the remote Windows host is prior to It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the APSB23-04 advisory.

- Out-of-bounds Write (CWE-787) potentially leading to Arbitrary code execution (CVE-2023-21582)

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: 174126

File Name: adobe_digital_editions_apsb23-04.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/11/2023

Updated: 10/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, 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-2023-21582


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:digital_editions

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Adobe Digital Editions

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-21582

CWE: 787

IAVA: 2023-A-0197