Check Point Advisories

Adobe PageMaker Key Strings Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2007-6432)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-367
Date Published: 10 Feb 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 25 Dec 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-6432
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Adobe PageMaker is a page layout software program. Adobe PageMaker native documents have file extension PMD. The data is stored using the Microsoft's proprietary Compound Document Object format, also called the OLE 2.0 docfile format. In this format, objects are stored inside Streams, which are broken into sectors of 512 bytes each. A directory structure maintains the sectors that belong to each stream. There exists a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way Adobe PageMaker processes PMD files. The vulnerability is due to lack of input validation while parsing user-supplied data in PMD files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open malicious PMD files, potentially causing arbitrary code to be injected and executed in the security context of the current user. In case of an attack where code injection and execution is successful, the behavior of the target will depend on the intended purpose of the injected code. Any code injected will be executed within the security context of the currently logged in user. In case of an attack where code injection is not successful, the affected application will terminate from the current session.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe PageMaker Key Strings Stack Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Products Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe PageMaker key strings stack buffer overflow

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