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Foxit Reader: Out-of-bounds Read (CVE-2018-17699)

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Foxit Reader: Out-of-bounds Read (CVE-2018-17699)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
01/24/2019
Created
02/01/2020
Added
01/24/2020
Modified
09/21/2020

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Foxit Reader 9.2.0.9297. 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 processing of PDF files. 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 buffer. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-7073.

Solution(s)

  • foxit-reader-upgrade-latest

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