#VU14117 Use-after-free error in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)

Published: 2018-07-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU14117

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-14442


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 use-after-free error when handling malicious input. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted PDF file, trigger memory corruption 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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