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Foxit Reader Plugin URL Processing Buffer Overflow

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Foxit Reader Plugin URL Processing Buffer Overflow



This module exploits a vulnerability in the Foxit Reader Plugin, it exists in the npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll module. When loading PDF files from remote hosts, overly long query strings within URLs can cause a stack-based buffer overflow, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. This exploit has been tested on Windows 7 SP1 with Firefox 18.0 and Foxit Reader version (npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll version


  • rgod <rgod@autistici.org>
  • Sven Krewitt <svnk@krewitt.org>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/browser/foxit_reader_plugin_url_bof
msf exploit(foxit_reader_plugin_url_bof) > show targets
msf exploit(foxit_reader_plugin_url_bof) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(foxit_reader_plugin_url_bof) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(foxit_reader_plugin_url_bof) > exploit

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