Adobe PageMaker PMD File Processing Buffer Overflows

2008.10.30
Risk: High
Local: Yes
Remote: No
CVE: N/A
CWE: N/A

====================================================================== Secunia Research 29/10/2008 - Adobe PageMaker PMD File Processing Buffer Overflows - ====================================================================== 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 ====================================================================== 1) Affected Software * Adobe PageMaker version 7.0.1 NOTE: Other versions may also be affected. ====================================================================== 2) Severity Rating: Highly critical Impact: System access Where: Remote ====================================================================== 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 ====================================================================== 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. ====================================================================== 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. ====================================================================== 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. ====================================================================== 7) Credits Discovered by JJ Reyes, Secunia Research. ====================================================================== 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) ====================================================================== 9) About Secunia Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence relevant to their specific system configuration: http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/ Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory database as a service to the security community and private individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security. http://secunia.com/advisories/ Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the security and reliability of software in general: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below to see currently vacant positions: http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/ Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories: http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/ ====================================================================== 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/ ======================================================================

References:

http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2008/Oct/0222.html


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