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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
Foxit Reader DLL Loading Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025819
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 22 2011
Original Entry Date:  Jul 21 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s):; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Foxit Reader. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted DLL file in a certain directory. In certain cases, the application may load the remote user's DLL instead of the intended DLL and execute arbitrary code.

The dwmapi.dll, dwrite.dll, and msdrm.dll libraries are affected.

This type of exploit is also known as "binary planting" or "DLL preloading".

The vendor was notified on June 10, 2011.

The original advisory is available at:

Jose Hernandez and Solutionary Engineering Research Team (SERT) reported this vulnerability.

[Editor's note: The vendor's advisory credits Rob Kraus of Security Consulting Services (SCS) with reporting a similar (or possibly the same) DLL preloading vulnerability.]

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (

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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