#VU16794 Use-after-free error in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)


Published: 2019-01-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU16794

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-416

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 execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability exists due to the use of page or pointer which has been closed or freed. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

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?


Latest bulletins with this vulnerability