Vulnerability identifier: #VU16798
Vulnerability risk: High
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Foxit Software Inc.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The vulnerability exists due to the use of document and its auxiliary objects which have been closed after calling closeDocfunction. 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.
Update to version 9.4.
Vulnerable software versions
Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 188.8.131.5226
Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 9.0 - 184.108.40.20626
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.