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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
Foxit Reader JPEG2000 Processing Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022425
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CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0690, CVE-2009-0691   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 22 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0 with JPEG2000/JBIG2 Decoder add-on version 2.0.2009.303
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were 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 PDF file with specially crafted JPEG2000 data that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory access error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in the JPEG2000/JBIG Decoder add-on. The Foxit Reader itself is not affected unless the add-on is installed.

The vendor was notified on June 2, 2009.

The original advisory is available at:

Will Dormann of the CERT/CC reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Foxit Reader 3.0 Build 1817 and JPEG2000/JBIG2 Decoder add-on version 2.0 Build 2009.616).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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