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Foxit Reader: Use After Free (CVE-2018-3940)

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Foxit Reader: Use After Free (CVE-2018-3940)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/08/2018
Created
02/01/2020
Added
01/24/2020
Modified
01/24/2020

Description

An exploitable use-after-free vulnerability exists in the JavaScript engine of Foxit Software's PDF Reader, version 9.1.0.5096. A specially crafted PDF document can trigger a previously freed object in memory to be reused. An attacker needs to trick the user to open the malicious file to trigger.

Solution(s)

  • foxit-reader-upgrade-latest

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