Update Your Adobe InDesign Now to Patch Critical Flaw

CVSScvssV3_1: 7.8

Adobe InDesign, the popular desktop publishing and page layout design program, has a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of your computer.

The technical details are that versions 17.4.1 and earlier of Adobe InDesign have an out-of-bounds write flaw. This means the software doesn’t properly check the boundaries of what users are allowed to write to memory. A hacker could craft a special file that exploits this and writes malicious code to your computer during file opening.

If opened, this bad file would allow the attacker to run programs, view, change or delete data, and do other things without your permission. They could essentially take over your computer while posing as you.

The good news is Adobe has released security updates to address this issue for InDesign 18.3 and later. However, users still running the vulnerable older versions need to update immediately.

To protect yourself, be sure to install the latest updates for all programs and operating systems. Also be cautious of any files from untrusted or unknown sources. Don’t open attachments or links if you aren’t expecting them.

By updating your copy of InDesign now, you can protect your device and data from this critical remote code execution vulnerability. Stay vigilant and keep your software up-to-date.