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Foxit Reader: Access of Uninitialized Pointer (CVE-2018-3842)

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Foxit Reader: Access of Uninitialized Pointer (CVE-2018-3842)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/19/2018
Created
02/01/2020
Added
01/24/2020
Modified
01/27/2020

Description

An exploitable use of an uninitialized pointer vulnerability exists in the JavaScript engine in Foxit PDF Reader version 9.0.1.1049. A specially crafted PDF document can lead to a dereference of an uninitialized pointer which, if under attacker control, can result in arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user to open a malicious file to trigger this vulnerability. If the browser plugin extension is enabled, visiting a malicious site can also trigger the vulnerability.

Solution(s)

  • foxit-reader-upgrade-latest

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