Remote code execution in Adobe Framemaker

Published: 2021-07-13
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-28596
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Adobe Framemaker
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-28596

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing untrusted input. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it using the affected software, trigger out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Framemaker: 2019.0, 2019.0.1, 2019.0.2, 2019.0.3, 2019.0.4, 2019.0.5, 2019.0.6, 2019.0.7, 2019.0.8, 2020.0, 2020.0.1, 2020.0.1 HF

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.