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Foxit PDF Reader Pointer Overwrite UAF

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Foxit PDF Reader Pointer Overwrite UAF



Foxit PDF Reader v9.0.1.1049 has a Use-After-Free vulnerability in the Text Annotations component and the TypedArray's use uninitialized pointers. The vulnerabilities can be combined to leak a vtable memory address, which can be adjusted to point to the base address of the executable. A ROP chain can be constructed that will execute when Foxit Reader performs the UAF. This module has been tested on Windows 7 x64, Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 17134, and Windows 10 Enterprise x64. Windows 10 Enterprise must have insecure logons enabled for the exploit to work as expected.


  • mr_me
  • bit from meepwn
  • saelo
  • Jacob Robles




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/fileformat/foxit_reader_uaf
msf exploit(foxit_reader_uaf) > show targets
msf exploit(foxit_reader_uaf) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(foxit_reader_uaf) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(foxit_reader_uaf) > exploit

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