Adobe Media Encoder < 23.6.5 / 24.0.0 < 24.3.0 Arbitrary code execution (APSB24-23)

high Nessus Plugin ID 193114


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


The version of Adobe Media Encoder installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 23.6.5, 24.3.0. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the APSB24-23 advisory.

- Media Encoder versions 24.2.1, 23.6.4 and earlier are affected by a Stack-based Buffer Overflow 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 Media Encoder version 23.6.5, 24.3.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 193114

File Name: adobe_media_encoder_apsb24-23.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/9/2024

Updated: 6/14/2024

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-2024-20772


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:media_encoder

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Adobe Media Encoder

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/9/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/9/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-20772

CWE: 120

IAVA: 2024-A-0216-S