Remote code execution in Nitro Pro



Published: 2021-09-15
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-21798
CWE ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Nitro Pro
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Nitro Software, Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-21798

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 return of stack variable address issue in the JavaScript implementation. A remote attacker can trick a vcitim to open a document 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

Nitro Pro: 13.31.0.605, 13.33.2.645

CPE External links

https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2021-1267

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open an attachment in an e-mail message.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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