Input validation error in Foxit PhantomPDF Mac and Foxit Reader Mac



Published: 2020-11-30
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID N/A
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Foxit Reader for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Foxit Software Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU48712

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the application fails to identify the objects in the incremental update when the Subtype entry of the Annotation dictionary is set as null. A remote attacker can perform the Evil Annotation Attack and deliver incorrect validation results when validating certain certified PDF files whose visible content was significantly altered.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 4.1.0.1023

Foxit Reader for Mac: 4.1.0.1023


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html?Security+updates+available+in+Foxit+PhantomPDF+Mac+4.1.1+and+Foxit+Reader+Mac+4.1.12020-11-30+00%3A00%3A00

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