Denial of service in Foxit Reader for Linux

Published: 2022-08-05
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-7317
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Foxit Reader for Linux
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Foxit Software Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU17708

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-7317

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free memory error in the png_image_free function, as defined in the png.c source code file when calling on png_safe_execute. A remote attacker can send specially crafted data, trigger a call on png_safe_execute and trigger memory corruption, resulting in a DoS condition.


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Vulnerable software versions

Foxit Reader for Linux:

CPE2.3 External links

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