Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop < Unquoted Search Path Local Privilege Escalation (APSB16-34)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94055


An application installed on the remote host is affected by privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop installed on the remote Windows host is prior to It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to an unquoted search path. A local attacker can exploit this, via a malicious executable in the root path, to elevate privileges.

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 Creative Cloud Desktop version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94055

File Name: adobe_creative_cloud_3_8_0_310.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/10/13

Modified: 2017/04/15

Dependencies: 91388

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:creative_cloud

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Adobe Creative Cloud

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6935

BID: 93489

OSVDB: 145491