Advisory Published


First published: Fri Dec 16 2022(Updated: )

Adobe Illustrator versions 26.5.1 (and earlier), and 27.0 (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<=26.5.1
Adobe Illustrator=27.0
Apple macOS
Microsoft Windows

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the vulnerability ID for this Adobe Illustrator vulnerability?

    The vulnerability ID for this Adobe Illustrator vulnerability is CVE-2022-44502.

  • Which versions of Adobe Illustrator are affected by this vulnerability?

    Adobe Illustrator versions 26.5.1 (and earlier) and 27.0 (and earlier) are affected by this vulnerability.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2022-44502?

    The severity of CVE-2022-44502 is medium (5.5).

  • What is the impact of this vulnerability?

    This vulnerability could lead to disclosure of sensitive memory and bypassing of mitigations such as ASLR.

  • Is Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows affected by this vulnerability?

    No, Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows are not affected by this vulnerability.

  • How can I fix this vulnerability?

    It is recommended to update Adobe Illustrator to version 27.0.1 or later to fix this vulnerability. Please refer to the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB22-60 for more information.


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