#VU16801 Out-of-bounds read in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)


Published: 2019-01-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU16801

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.

The vulnerability exists due to the inconsistent row numbers resulting from inconsistent character width during control text formatting. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read and access arbitrary data.

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