Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server Authentication Bypass (CVE-2024-20738)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 190756


A document publishing application is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server running on the remote host is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted messages, to obtain user credentials allowing login to the application.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 190756

File Name: adobe_fmps_cve-2024-20738.nbin

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2/20/2024

Updated: 7/17/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-20738


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:framemaker

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2/2/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/13/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-20738

IAVB: 2024-B-0078

TRA: TRA-2024-04