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Secunia Research: Adobe PageMaker PMD File Processing Buffer Overflows Oct 29 2008 03:57PM
Secunia Research (remove-vuln secunia com)
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Secunia Research 29/10/2008

- Adobe PageMaker PMD File Processing Buffer Overflows -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* Adobe PageMaker version 7.0.1

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where: Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Adobe PageMaker 7.0 software is the ideal page layout program for
business, education, and small- and home-office professionals who want
to create high-quality publications such as brochures and newsletters.
Get started quickly with templates, graphics, and intuitive design
tools; work productively across Adobe applications; and easily
leverage existing content to create customized communications."

Product Link:
http://www.adobe.com/products/pagemaker/index.html

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered two vulnerabilities in Adobe
PageMaker, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
user's system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to boundary errors when processing
certain structures in a .PMD file. These can be exploited to cause
stack-based and heap-based buffer overflows via e.g. a .PMD file with
a specially crafted font structure.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution

The vendor will be releasing a fix for the stack-based buffer overflow
shortly and is working on a fix for the heap-based buffer overflow.

Do not open untrusted .PMD files.

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6) Time Table

23/10/2007 - Vendor notified.
24/10/2007 - Vendor response.
26/10/2007 - Additional vulnerability reported to vendor.
26/10/2007 - Vendor response.
13/11/2007 - Vendor acknowledges vulnerabilities.
05/12/2007 - Status update requested.
06/12/2007 - Vendor response (working on getting resources for
development and testing).
21/01/2008 - Status update requested.
10/03/2008 - Status update requested.
12/03/2008 - Vendor response (new developer currently getting familiar
with the code).
30/05/2008 - Vendor provides fix for testing and informs of expected
release date on 10th June 2008.
02/06/2008 - Vendor asks for CVE identifier.
03/06/2008 - Vendor provided with CVE identifier and informed that
only one of the vulnerabilities has been fixed in the
supplied patch.
04/06/2008 - Vendor response (more time needed to address second
vulnerability).
04/07/2008 - Status update requested. Informed vendor that release
date now is set to end of October.
08/07/2008 - Vendor response (still trying to find resources to
resolve the vulnerabilities).
30/09/2008 - Vendor provides status update.
01/10/2008 - Vendor informed of fixed disclosure date (29/10/2008).
27/10/2008 - Vendor provides status update and requests CVE identifier
for the unpatched vulnerability.
28/10/2008 - Vendor provided with additional CVE identifier.
29/10/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by JJ Reyes, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
the following CVE identifiers:
* CVE-2007-5394 (stack-based buffer overflow)
* CVE-2007-6021 (heap-based buffer overflow)

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9) About Secunia

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10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-80/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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