#VU69527 NULL pointer dereference in Foxit PDF Editor for Mac (formerly PhantomPDF)

Published: 2022-11-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU69527

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]



Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Foxit PDF Editor for Mac (formerly PhantomPDF)
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Foxit Software Inc.


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error when processing JavaScript in PDF files with the colSpan attribute is set beyond the maximum length allowed. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted PDF file and crash the application.

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Vulnerable software versions

Foxit PDF Editor for Mac (formerly PhantomPDF): -

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Q & A

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.

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