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Foxit Reader: Information Exposure (CVE-2017-16579)

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Foxit Reader: Information Exposure (CVE-2017-16579)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
12/20/2017
Created
02/01/2020
Added
01/24/2020
Modified
04/26/2021

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Foxit Reader 8.3.2.25013. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the parsing of JPEG2000 images. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-5244.

Solution(s)

  • foxit-reader-upgrade-latest

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