#VU16793 Out-of-bounds read in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)


Published: 2019-01-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU16793

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-125

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.

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to array access violation in the color space and channel or lack of proper validation of illegal palette data in the color space of the image object. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read to access arbitrary data and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Update to version 9.4.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 9.3.0.10826

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 9.0 - 9.3.0.10826


CPE

External links
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.php


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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