Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Adobe FrameMaker Memory Corruption Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe FrameMaker.

Adobe FrameMaker is a document processor designed for writing and editing large or complex documents, including structured documents.

A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe FrameMaker. The vulnerability exists because the vulnerable software can't correctly parse a crafted MIF file which causes an out-of-bounds memory access. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released May 22, 2020
Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Adobe on March 12, 2020. 

Adobe confirmed the vulnerability on April 10, 2020.

Adobe patched the vulnerability on June 09, 2020.


This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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