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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe InDesign Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe InDesign DLL Loading Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024612
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3153   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 20 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): CS5 7.0.2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe InDesign. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted DLL file on a remote share (e.g., WebDAV, SMB share). When the target user opens a specially crafted file using InDesign, the InDesign application may load the remote user's DLL instead of the intended DLL and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This type of exploit is also known as "binary planting" or "DLL preloading".

InDesign Server CS5 7.0.2 and prior versions and InCopy CS5 7.0.2 and prior versions are also affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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