#VU57234 Format string error in Foxit PDF Reader for Windows and Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF)


Published: 2021-10-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57234

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-134

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 gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a format string error when the util.printf function fails to handle the format extension properly. A remote attacker can supply a specially crafted PDF file that contains format string specifiers and gain access to sensitive information.

This vulnerability has been assigned the following identifier: ZDI-CAN-14849.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows: 9.0 - 11.0.1.49938

Foxit PDF Editor (formerly Foxit PhantomPDF): 11.0.0.0510 - 11.0.1.49938, 10.0.0.35798 - 10.1.5.37672, 9.0 - 9.7.5.29616


CPE

External links
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/support/security-bulletins.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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