Fortinet Discovers Adobe InDesign Memory Corruption Vulnerability


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

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.

A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe InDesign. The vulnerability exists because the vulnerable software can't correctly parse a crafted INDD file which causes an out-of-bounds memory access. It could allow malicious users to create code execution scenarios.


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

Released Aug 12, 2020

Use the solution provided by Adobe.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Adobe on July 1, 2020.

Adobe confirmed the vulnerability on August 12, 2020.

Adobe patched the vulnerability on September 8, 2020.


This vulnerability was discovered by Kexu Wang of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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