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Potential vulnerabilities in PageMaker 7

Release date: October 29, 2008

Vulnerability identifier: APSA08-10

CVE number: CVE-2007-6432, CVE-2007-5394, CVE-2007-6021

Platform: Windows

Summary

Critical vulnerabilities has been identified in Adobe PageMaker 7.0.1 and PageMaker 7.0.2 that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. Adobe has provided a solution for two of the reported vulnerabilities, and is currently investigating potential solutions for a third vulnerability. It is recommended that users update their installations using the instructions provided below, and avoid opening PageMaker files from untrusted or unknown sources.

Affected software versions

PageMaker 7.0.1 and PageMaker 7.0.2

Solution

Adobe recommends PageMaker 7.0.1 and PageMaker 7.0.2 users update their installations using the instructions below:

  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Exit PageMaker.
  3. Browse to the PageMaker installation directory (default is \Program Files\Adobe\PageMaker 7.0\).
  4. Back up the existing AldFs32.dll file in the PageMaker installation directory to another folder.
  5. Expand the zip file and overwrite the existing AldFs32.dll file in the PageMaker installation directory.
  6. Restart PageMaker.

Severity rating

Adobe categorizes this as a critical issue and recommends affected users patch their installations, and avoid opening PageMaker files from untrusted or unknown sources..

Details

Critical vulnerabilities has been identified in Adobe PageMaker 7.0.1 and PageMaker 7.0.2 that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. Adobe has provided a solution for two of the reported vulnerabilities (CVE-2007-6432, CVE-2007-5394), and is currently investigating potential solutions for a third vulnerability (CVE-2007-6021). It is recommended that users update their installations using the instructions provided above, and avoid opening PageMaker files from untrusted or unknown sources. These issues are not remotely exploitable.

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank JJ Reyes of Secunia Research (CVE-2007-5394, CVE-2007-6021) and iDefense Labs (CVE-2007-6432) for reporting these vulnerabilities and for working with us to help protect our customers' security.

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