Adobe Photoshop CC memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Adobe Photoshop CC (Image Processing Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 before 15.2.4, Photoshop CC 2015 before 16.1.2, and Bridge CC before 6.2 allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-0951 and CVE-2016-0953.

The weakness was presented 02/10/2016 by Francis Provencher (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-0952 since 12/21/2015. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed by Francis Provencher and been published even before and not after the advisory. It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88718 (Adobe Bridge CC < 6.2 Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities (APSB16-03)), 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 124692 (Adobe Photoshop CC and Bridge CC Multiple Security Vulnerabilities (APSB16-03)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (88718) and Exploit-DB (39430).


  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 up to 15.2.3
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 up to 16.1.1
  • Adobe Bridge CC up to 6.1






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Francis Provencher
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Nessus ID: 88718
Nessus Name: Adobe Bridge CC < 6.2 Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities (APSB16-03)
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OpenVAS ID: 803451
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Bridge CC Multiple Vulnerabilities Feb16
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Researcher: Francis Provencher
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CVE: CVE-2016-0952 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034979
Vulnerability Center: 56505 - [APSB16-03] Adobe Photoshop CC and Bridge CC Remote Code Execution due to Memory Corruption - CVE-2016-0952, Critical
SecurityFocus: 83114 - Adobe Photoshop CC and Bridge CC APSB16-03 Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

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Created: 02/11/2016 09:05 AM
Updated: 07/07/2022 04:43 PM
Changes: 02/11/2016 09:05 AM (73), 08/22/2018 09:46 AM (19), 07/07/2022 04:43 PM (4)
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