#VU57229 Memory corruption in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)

Published: 2021-10-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57229

Vulnerability risk: High




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.


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to multiple boundary errors when processing PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

The vulnerability has been assigned the following identifiers: ZDI-CAN-14273, ZDI-CAN-14395/CNVD-C-2021-247436, ZDI-CAN-14355, ZDI-CAN-14356, ZDI-CAN-14357, ZDI-CAN-14358, ZDI-CAN-14359, ZDI-CAN-14360, ZDI-CAN-14361, ZDI-CAN-14362, ZDI-CAN-14363, ZDI-CAN-14364, ZDI-CAN-14365, ZDI-CAN-14366, ZDI-CAN-14367, ZDI-CAN-14368.

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Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 -

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


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