#VU13962 Improper input validation in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)

Published: 2018-07-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU13962

Vulnerability risk: High




Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
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.


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

The weakness exists due to the array object is transformed and used as dictionary object in the cases where inline image dictionary contains invalid dictionary end symbol and array start symbol. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted PDF file, release inline image, add new array object and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

Update to version 9.2.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 -

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 9.0 -


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