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Update available to resolve critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Form Designer 5.0 and Adobe Form Client 5.0 Components

Release date: March 11, 2008

Vulnerability identifier: APSB08-09

CVE number: CVE--2007-6253

Platform: Windows

Affected software versions: Adobe Form Designer 5.0 and Adobe Form Client 5.0

Summary

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Form Designer 5.0 and Form Client 5.0 that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. A malicious html file must be loaded in the web browser by the end user for an attacker to exploit these vulnerabilities. It is recommended users update their installations using the instructions below.

Solution

Adobe recommends all users of Form Designer 5.0 or Form Client 5.0 update their installations with this patch.

Severity rating

Adobe categorizes this as a critical update and recommends affected users update their installations using the above instructions.

Details

Multiple input validation errors have been identified in Form Designer 5.0 and Form Client 5.0 that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. A malicious html file must be loaded in the web browser by the end user for an attacker to exploit these vulnerabilities. It is recommended users update their installations using the instructions above. This issue is remotely exploitable.

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank Will Dormann of CERT/CC for reporting these vulnerabilities for working with us to help protect our customers' security.

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