Fortinet Discovers Adobe Photoshop Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for macOS and Windows.

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Photoshop by FortiGuard Labs. The vulnerability is caused by a flaw in parsing a crafted PDF file which causes an out-of-bounds memory access. It could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Dec 16, 2021

Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Adobe on November 08, 2021.

Adobe confirmed the vulnerability on November 18, 2021.

Adobe patched the vulnerability on February 08, 2022.


This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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