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Foxit Reader: (CVE-2018-3850)

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Foxit Reader: (CVE-2018-3850)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/23/2018
Created
02/15/2020
Added
02/14/2020
Modified
02/10/2022

Description

An exploitable use-after-free vulnerability exists in the JavaScript engine Foxit Software Foxit PDF Reader version 9.0.1.1049. A specially crafted PDF document can trigger a previously freed object in memory to be reused, resulting in arbitrary code execution. An attacker needs to trick the user to open the malicious file to trigger this vulnerability. If a browser plugin extension is enabled, visiting a malicious site can also trigger the vulnerability.

Solution(s)

  • foxit-reader-upgrade-latest

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