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Use After Free


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Adobe Framemaker versions 2019 Update 8 (and earlier) and 2020 Release Update 2 (and earlier) are affected by a use-after-free vulnerability in the processing of a malformed PDF file that could result in disclosure of sensitive memory. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious PDF file.

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CWE-416 - Use After Free

Use-after-free (UaF) vulnerability occurs when the application is using a pointer to memory that has been freed. Any attempt to read/write to a buffer after it is de-allocated allows memory corruption, sensitive information exposure, and can potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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