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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
Foxit Reader Input Validation Flaw in 'app.launchURL' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039213
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039213
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-10951   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 22 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Foxit Reader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an input validation flaw in the 'app.launchURL' method and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on May 18, 2017.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-17-691/

Ariele Caltabiano (kimiya) (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor reportedly does not plan to issue a fix and indicates that 'Secure Mode' (default settings) mitigates this vulnerability.

Vendor URL:  www.foxitsoftware.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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