#VU52953 Out-of-bounds write in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)


Published: 2021-05-06

Vulnerability identifier: #VU52953

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-787

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 compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when parsing certain PDF files that contain nonstandard /Size key value in the Trailer dictionary. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it using the affected software, trigger out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 10.1.3.37598

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 10.0.0.35798 - 10.1.3.37598, 9.0 - 9.7.5.29616


CPE

External links
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html?Security+updates+available+in+Foxit+Reader+10.1.4+and+Foxit+PhantomPDF+10.1.42021-05-06+00%3A00%3A00


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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