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Advisory Published

CVE-2023-47042: ZDI-CAN-21696: Adobe Media Encoder MP4 File Parsing Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

First published: Thu Nov 16 2023(Updated: )

Adobe Media Encoder version 24.0.2 (and earlier) and 23.6 (and earlier) are affected by a Heap-based Buffer Overflow vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious file.

Credit: psirt@adobe.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe Media Encoder<=23.6.0
Adobe Media Encoder>=24.0.0<=24.0.2
Apple macOS
Microsoft Windows

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the vulnerability ID for this Adobe Media Encoder vulnerability?

    The vulnerability ID for this Adobe Media Encoder vulnerability is CVE-2023-47042.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-47042?

    The severity of CVE-2023-47042 is high with a CVSS score of 7.8.

  • Which versions of Adobe Media Encoder are affected by CVE-2023-47042?

    Adobe Media Encoder version 24.0.2 and earlier, as well as version 23.6 and earlier, are affected by CVE-2023-47042.

  • What is the impact of CVE-2023-47042?

    CVE-2023-47042 can result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

  • How can CVE-2023-47042 be exploited?

    Exploitation of CVE-2023-47042 requires user interaction, where a victim must open a malicious MP4 file.

  • Is Apple macOS or Microsoft Windows vulnerable to CVE-2023-47042?

    No, Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows are not vulnerable to CVE-2023-47042.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-47042?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-47042 in the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB23-63.

  • What is the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) ID of CVE-2023-47042?

    The Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) IDs for CVE-2023-47042 are CWE-119, CWE-122, and CWE-787.


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