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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

         APSB23-07 : Security update available for Adobe InDesign
                              11 January 2023


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Adobe InDesign
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2023-21592 CVE-2023-21591 CVE-2023-21590
                   CVE-2023-21589 CVE-2023-21588 CVE-2023-21587
                   CVE-2022-34248 CVE-2022-34247 CVE-2022-34246
                   CVE-2022-34245 CVE-2022-28851 CVE-2019-17221

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: CVSS (Max):  7.8 CVE-2023-21590 (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
         CVSS Source: Adobe
         Calculator:  https://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.1#CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Security Update Available for Adobe InDesign | APSB23-07

Bulletin ID              Date Published                      Priority

APSB23-07                January 10, 2023                    3


Adobe has released a security update for Adobe InDesign. This update addresses
multiple critical and important vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could
lead to arbitrary code execution, application denial-of-service and memory

Affected versions

Product             Affected version                     Platform

Adobe InDesign      ID18.0 and earlier version.          Windows and macOS

Adobe InDesign      ID17.4 and earlier version.          Windows and macOS


Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority rating and
recommends users update their software installations via the Creative Cloud
desktop app updater, or by navigating to the InDesign Help menu and clicking
"Updates." For more information, please reference this help page .

Product           Updated version       Platform              Priority rating

Adobe InDesign    Release: ID18.1       Windows and macOS     3

Adobe InDesign    Release: ID17.4.1     Windows and macOS     3

For managed environments, IT administrators can use the Creative Cloud Packager
to create deployment packages. Refer to this help page for more information.

Vulnerability Details

 Vulnerability  Vulnerability            CVSS
   Category        Impact     Severity   base     CVSS vector      CVE Number

Heap-based      Arbitrary                      CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
Buffer Overflow code          Critical  7.8    AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2023-21587
( CWE-122 )     execution                      S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Improper Input  Arbitrary                      CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
Validation (    code          Critical  7.8    AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2023-21588
CWE-20 )        execution                      S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Out-of-bounds   Arbitrary                      CVSS:3.1/AV:L/    CVE-2023-21589
Write ( CWE-787 code          Critical  7.8    AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/
)               execution                      S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Out-of-bounds   Arbitrary                      CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
Write ( CWE-787 code          Critical  7.8    AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2023-21590
)               execution                      S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Out-of-bounds                                  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
Read ( CWE-125  Memory Leak   Important 5.5    AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2023-21591
)                                              S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Out-of-bounds                                  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/
Read ( CWE-125  Memory Leak   Important 5.5    AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/   CVE-2023-21592
)                                              S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


Adobe would like to thank the following researcher for reporting this issue and
for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

  o Mat Powell with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative - CVE-2023-21587;
    CVE-2023-21588; CVE-2023-21589; CVE-2023-21590; CVE-2023-21591;


  o July 13, 2022: Bulletin APSB22-30 revised to include (CVE-2022-34245,
    CVE-2022-34246, CVE-2022-34247, CVE-2022-34248)
  o July 16, 2022: Changed CVE-2022-28851 to 3rd party open-source library
    vulnerability PhantomJS CVE-2019-17221

For more information, visit https://helpx.adobe.com/security.html , or email

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