Adobe FrameMaker 2020 < 16.0.3 (2020.0.3) / Adobe FrameMaker 2019 < 15.0.8 (2020.0.8) Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB21-74)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153471
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The remote install of Adobe FrameMaker has multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Adobe FrameMaker installed on the remote Windows host is either 2020 prior to 16.0.2 (2020.0.2) or 2019 prior to 15.0.8. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabiliites:

- Unspecified out of bounds write error that allows arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2021-39829 , CVE-2021-39831)

- Unspecified buffer overflow that allows arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2021-39830, CVE-2021-39832)

- Unspecified out of bounds read error that allows arbitrary file system read (CVE-2021-39833 , CVE-2021-39834)

If running FrameMaker 2019, the Hotfix listed in the see also will need to be applied.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Adobe FrameMaker 16.0.3 (2020.0.3) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153471

File Name: adobe_framemaker_apsb21-74.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/17/2021

Updated: 10/11/2021

Dependencies: adobe_framemaker_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-39832


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:framemaker

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Adobe FrameMaker, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-39829, CVE-2021-39830, CVE-2021-39831, CVE-2021-39832, CVE-2021-39833, CVE-2021-39834, CVE-2021-39835, CVE-2021-40697

IAVB: 2021-B-0051