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Advisory Published

CVE-2021-40772: Buffer Overflow

First published: Mon Nov 22 2021(Updated: )

Adobe Prelude version 10.1 (and earlier) is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability due to insecure handling of a malicious M4A file, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. User interaction is required in that the victim must open a specially crafted file to exploit this vulnerability.

Credit: psirt@adobe.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe Prelude<=10.1
Microsoft Windows

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2021-40772?

    CVE-2021-40772 is a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe Prelude version 10.1 and earlier, which can lead to arbitrary code execution.

  • How does CVE-2021-40772 affect Adobe Prelude?

    CVE-2021-40772 affects Adobe Prelude version 10.1 and earlier by exploiting a memory corruption vulnerability.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2021-40772?

    CVE-2021-40772 has a severity rating of 7.8 (high).

  • How can CVE-2021-40772 be exploited?

    CVE-2021-40772 can be exploited by opening a specially crafted malicious M4A file, which triggers the memory corruption vulnerability.

  • Is Microsoft Windows affected by CVE-2021-40772?

    No, Microsoft Windows is not vulnerable to CVE-2021-40772.


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