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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe PageMaker Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe PageMaker Buffer Overflow in 'MAIPM6.dll' Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018791
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5169   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0.1, 7.0.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe PageMaker. A user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A user can trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'MAIPM6.dll'.

Tan Chew Keong of reported this vulnerability.

[Editor's note: The Adobe advisory does not describe an exploit vector, but indicates that the vulnerability is not remotely exploitable. It is not clear if a remotely created file or filename can trigger the overflow or if local user access is required to trigger the overflow.]

Impact:   A user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch, available at:

The Adobe advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 9 Oct 2007 15:38:22 -0400
Subject:  Patch available for PageMaker buffer overflow vulnerability


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