Adobe Photoshop CC 2017/Photoshop CC 2018 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 and Photoshop CC 2018 (Image Processing Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 before 19.1.6 and Photoshop CC 2017 before 18.1.6 have a memory corruption vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to remote code execution.

The bug was discovered 08/22/2018. The weakness was released 08/21/2018 by Kushal Arvind Shah with Fortinet FortiGuard Labs as APSB18-28 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is available at The public release was coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-12811 since 06/25/2018. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The advisory points out:

uccessful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 112061 (Adobe Photoshop CC 18.x < 18.1.6 / 19.x < 19.1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-28)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371148 (Adobe Photoshop CC Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-28)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (112061) and SecurityFocus (BID 105123†). Further details are available at Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at VDB-123125.


  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 up to 18.1.5
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 up to 19.1.5






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 112061
Nessus Name: Adobe Photoshop CC 18.x < 18.1.6 / 19.x < 19.1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-28)
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Advisory: APSB18-28
Researcher: Kushal Arvind Shah
Organization: Fortinet FortiGuard Labs
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CVE: CVE-2018-12811 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 105123 - Adobe Photoshop CC APSB18-28 Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
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Created: 08/22/2018 01:32 PM
Updated: 05/04/2023 08:46 AM
Changes: 08/22/2018 01:32 PM (79), 03/17/2020 01:42 PM (5), 05/04/2023 08:46 AM (4)
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