Adobe InDesign < 18.5.2 / 19.0 < 19.3.0 Memory leak (APSB24-20)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 193115


The Adobe InDesign instance installed on the remote host is affected by a memory leak vulnerability.


The version of Adobe InDesign installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 18.5.2, 19.3.0. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the APSB24-20 advisory.

- InDesign Desktop versions 18.5.1, 19.2 and earlier are affected by an out-of-bounds read vulnerability that could lead to disclosure of sensitive memory. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to bypass mitigations such as ASLR. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious file. (CVE-2024-20766)

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 InDesign version 18.5.2, 19.3.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 193115

File Name: adobe_indesign_apsb24-20.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/9/2024

Updated: 4/24/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-20766


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:indesign

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/9/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/9/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-20766

CWE: 125

IAVA: 2024-A-0212