Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Update Available for InDesign | APSB18-11
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB18-11 April 10, 2018 3


Adobe has released a security update for Adobe InDesign CC. This update resolves a critical memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2018-4928) caused by unsafe parsing of a specially crafted .inx file. This update also resolves an untrusted search path vulnerability (CVE-2018-4927) in the InDesign installer rated Important.

Affected versions

Product Affected version Platform
Adobe InDesign CC 13.0 and below Windows and Macintosh


Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority rating and recommends users update their software installations via the Creative Cloud desktop app updater, or by navigating to the InDesign Help menu and clicking "Updates." For more information, please reference this help page.

Product Updated version Platform Priority rating Availability
Adobe InDesign CC 13.1 Windows and Macintosh 3 Release Notes

For managed environments, IT administrators can use the Creative Cloud Packager to create deployment packages. Refer to this help page for more information.

Vulnerability Details

Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Number
Untrusted Search Path Local Privilege Escalation Important CVE-2018-4927
Memory corruption Arbitrary Code Execution Critical CVE-2018-4928


Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

  • Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (CVE-2018-4927)
  • Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (CVE-2018-4928)