Fortinet Discovers Adobe InDesign Out-of-Bounds Read Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered an out-of-bounds read 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.

An out-of-bounds read vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe InDesign by FortiGuard Labs. The vulnerability exists because the vulnerable software can't correctly parse a crafted QXD file which causes an out-of-bounds address access. It could allow malicious users to create sensitive information leak scenarios.


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

Released Aug 22, 2022

Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.


Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Adobe on June 9, 2022.
Adobe confirmed the vulnerability on July 15, 2022.
Adobe patched the vulnerability on September 13, 2022.


This vulnerability was discovered by Yonghui Han of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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