Multiple vulnerabilities in Foxit Reader and PhantomPDF



Published: 2020-08-05
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 5
CVE-ID CVE-2020-11493
CVE-2020-12247
CVE-2020-12248
CVE-2020-15638
CVE-2020-15637
CWE-ID CWE-20
CWE-125
CWE-119
CWE-843
CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Foxit PDF Reader for Windows
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Foxit Software Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 5 vulnerabilities.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU34001

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-11493

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input when processing PDF files. A remote attacker can create a PDF file with specially crafted XObject, trick the victim into opening it and gain access to sensitive information or crash the application.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 10.0.0.35798

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 10.0.0.35798, 9.0 - 9.7.2.29539


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU34002

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12247

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition when processing PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 10.0.0.35798

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 10.0.0.35798, 9.0 - 9.7.2.29539


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

3) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU34003

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12248

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing processing the dirty data in the image resources within a PDF file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 10.0.0.35798

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 10.0.0.35798, 9.0 - 9.7.2.29539


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

4) Type Confusion

EUVDB-ID: #VU34004

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15638

CWE-ID: CWE-843 - Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error within the NodeProperties::InferReceiverMapsUnsafe method. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 10.0.0.35798

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 10.0.0.35798, 9.0 - 9.7.2.29539


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-20-933/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

5) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU34005

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15637

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the SetLocalDescription method. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 10.0.0.35798

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 10.0.0.35798, 9.0 - 9.7.2.29539


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-20-932/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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