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Security bulletin

GoLive update to address potential security vulnerabilities

Release date: November 9, 2007

Vulnerability identifier: APSB07-17

CVE number: CVE-2007-2244, CVE-2007-2365

Platform: All platforms

Affected software versions: GoLive 9, GoLive CS2

Summary

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in GoLive 9, and GoLive CS2 that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these potential vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. A user must be convinced to insert a malicious BMP, DIB, PNG, or RLE file into a GoLive document for an attacker to exploit these potential vulnerabilities. Users are recommended to update their installations with the instructions provided below, and Adobe encourages all customers to be cautious before opening any unknown file, regardless of which application they may be using.

NOTE: An updated PNG Plugin for GoLive on Macintosh is now available.

Solution

Adobe recommends all GoLive 9, and GoLive CS2 users update their installations using the instructions below:

Update/removal instructions for Macintosh (NOTE: An updated PNG Plugin for GoLive on Macintosh is now available.)

  1. Download the updated file gl_security_update.dmg.
  2. Exit GoLive.
  3. In the Finder, navigate to the following location: Applications/Adobe GoLive 9/Modules/Plugins.
  4. Move the existing BMP, PNG, and Targa plug-ins to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep these original versions in case you need to revert back.
  5. Copy the PNG, BMP and Targa plug-ins from the download into the same folder as in Step 3.
  6. Launch GoLive.

Update instructions for Windows:

  1. Download the updated file gl_security_update.zip.
  2. Exit GoLive.
  3. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the following location(s): C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe GoLive 9\Modules\Plug-Ins;
  4. Move the existing BMP, PNG, and Targa plug-ins to another location (for example, a new folder on your desktop). Ensure you keep these original versions in case you need to revert back.
  5. Copy the BMP, PNG, and Targa plug-ins from the download into the same folder as in Step 3.
  6. Launch GoLive.

Severity rating

Adobe categorizes this as a critical issue and recommends affected users patch their installations.

Details

Multiple input validation errors have been identified in GoLive 9 and GoLive CS2 which could lead to the potential execution of arbitrary code. These vulnerabilities are not remotely exploitable, but could, for instance, be triggered by convincing a user to insert a malicious BMP, DIB, RLE or PNG file into a GoLive document after delivering it to the user via e-mail. This is related to a previously released bulletin for Adobe Photoshop, APSB07-13. Users are recommended to update their installations with the instructions above, and Adobe encourages all customers to be cautious before opening any unknown file, regardless of which application they may be using.

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank Secunia Research for reporting this vulnerability and for working with us to help protect our customers' security.

Revisions

October 18, 2007 – Updated with information on GoLive PNG plug-in and GoLive CS2
October 9, 2007 – Security Bulletin first created

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