Advisory Published


First published: Fri Sep 16 2022(Updated: )

Adobe Illustrator versions 26.4 (and earlier) and 25.4.7 (and earlier) are affected by an out-of-bounds read vulnerability that could lead to disclosure of sensitive memory. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to bypass mitigations such as ASLR. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious file.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe Illustrator>=25.0<=25.4.7
Adobe Illustrator>=26.0<=26.4
Apple macOS
Microsoft Windows

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the severity of CVE-2022-38409?

    The severity of CVE-2022-38409 is medium with a CVSS score of 5.5.

  • Which versions of Adobe Illustrator are affected by CVE-2022-38409?

    Adobe Illustrator versions 26.4 (and earlier) and 25.4.7 (and earlier) are affected by CVE-2022-38409.

  • What is the impact of CVE-2022-38409?

    CVE-2022-38409 can lead to disclosure of sensitive memory and allows bypassing of mitigations such as ASLR.

  • How can CVE-2022-38409 be exploited?

    Exploitation of CVE-2022-38409 requires user interaction.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2022-38409?

    You can find more information about CVE-2022-38409 on the Adobe website: [Adobe Security Bulletin APSB22-55](


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