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Adobe Patches Critical Code Execution Flaws in AEM, FrameMaker, InDesign

Adobe on Tuesday informed customers that it has patched a total of 18 vulnerabilities across its Experience Manager (AEM), FrameMaker and InDesign products.

In its InDesign design and publishing product, Adobe fixed five critical memory corruption bugs that can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the targeted user.

In the FrameMaker document processor, the company patched two critical out-of-bounds read and stack-based buffer overflow flaws that can lead to arbitrary code execution.

In the AEM marketing solution, Adobe resolved nine stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities that can be exploited to execute JavaScript code in the browser. It also patched an HTML code injection issue, and a weakness that can allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.

Adobe says it’s not aware of any attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities and based on the priority ratings it has assigned to the flaws it does not expect them to be exploited any time soon.

However, some experts believe these vulnerabilities could be useful to malicious actors.

“The impact of any exploitation of these vulnerabilities, no matter their criticality, could open any organization up to the release of private information, easy lateral movement through a network, or the hijacking of critical information all due to the heavy use of these tools in marketing and its unfettered access to critical information. It is important to patch these vulnerabilities as soon as possible,” explained Richard Melick, senior technical product manager at Automox.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.